Although most pregnancies elapse uneventful, complications arise in a substantial number. This thesis will focus on preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and gestational diabetes, because women who experience these pregnancy complications share an increased cardiovascular and metabolic risk. See Box 1 for the definitions of these pregnancy complications used in this thesis.

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The studies described in this thesis were financially supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW, grant 6120.0024). This thesis was printed with financial support of the Dutch Heart foundation, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
E.A.P. Steegers (Eric) , J.D.F. Habbema (Dik)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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