Nearly 16 per cent of all maternal deaths relate to pre-eclampsia in the UK and the condition kills about 1,000 babies each year.
The cause of the disorder, which appears in the late stages of pregnancy are still unclear.
Today doctors, as part of the CONCEIVE project are calling on 600 women thinking of starting a family to take part in a study, which they hope will help them identify the risks.
The project will be based at Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital in west London with collaborators from the University of Cambridge.
To discuss this further is Dr. Lin Foo and Dr Christoph Lees from Imperial College London.
If you are interested in becoming part of the study get in contcat email firstname.lastname@example.org