Deadly pregnancy complication is caused by the immune system
A deadly pregnancy complication affecting 50,000 women a year is caused by their immune system rejecting the baby.
Pre-eclampsia, scientists have found, starts when a mother's white blood cells fail to adapt to the foreign body – the baby – inside her.
The breakthrough could prevent a complication affecting up to one in 12 pregnancies, which starves the baby of nutrients and oxygen in the womb.

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