It’s common for women to focus on health during childbearing years, but did you know that what women experience in pregnancy can be an indicator for later health concerns? Dr. Vivian Romero stopped by to discuss pregnancy and future health.

Many women only receive six weeks of care following a pregnancy, but there is a national movement to empower women to be advocates of their health. The American Heart Association recognizes problems in pregnancy as a risk factor in heart disease, the leading cause of mortality for women. To combat this, Spectrum Health says women should focus on eating healthy, exercising regularly and continuing to advocate for their health.

For more information about advocating for women’s health, visit spectrumhealth.org.

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