The statement is unacceptable for two reasons: first, it is a totally unsubstantiated opinion offered by two or more professionals who are not even prepared to put their names to it; second, there is no validated research which suggests that a woman's career - or indeed most other aspects of her lifestyle - can influence whether or not she falls victim to pre- eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that is poorly understood, and hence poorly explained by doctors. In consequence, women who have suffered it often blame themselves. This tendency is exacerbated by the fact that we live in the era of the 'designer pregnancy' when women are encouraged to believe that they can control the outcome by how they live, what they eat, and so on.
In fact, many aspects of pregnancy are totally outside a woman's control - and pre-eclampsia is one of them. To suggest otherwise is to compound the considerable burden of misery and guilt that many sufferers of this disease are doomed to carry.
Action on Pre-eclampsia
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