New link between donor eggs and hypertension

Women pregnant with a donor egg are at an increased risk of hypertension, according to the results of a large case-control study.

Almost 18% of donor egg patients in the study suffered pregnancy-induced hypertension compared with 5.3% of those who used a self-egg for their IVF, Dr Helene Letur-Konirsch told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

“We would have to conclude