09/18/2012 04:03 EDT | Updated 11/17/2012 05:12 EST


TORONTO - Women who were born as preemies appear to have an increased risk of complications during their own pregnancies, a Quebec study suggests.

Researchers say the risk of complications such as high blood pressure, gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia almost doubles for mothers who were born before 32 weeks, compared to women who were born full-term.