Maternal instinct overrides CHD risk

Women with congenital heart disease tend to play down the seriousness of their condition if they have a strong desire to conceive, an Australian study shows.

Their experience of successfully living with their heart condition influences their perception of the pregnancy risks, according to a study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.

And the problem is becoming more widespread as an increasing number of children with CHD survive to child-bearing age, say the authors from