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... pre-eclampsia ... was found to be less common in women who had long-term sexual relations exclusively with the biological father, than in those who had been with their partner only for a short time ...

... women who had undersized babies ... were also more likely to have been in shorter relationships ...

... "in normal pregnancies … prolonged exposure of the female immune system to paternal antigens following intercourse ... [could induce] tolerance of the maternal immune system to the paternal antigens. But the exaggerated maternal inflammatory response in pre-eclampsia is due to a failure of the maternal immune system to down-regulate or tolerate its response to paternal antigens." ...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448