New research suggests that women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage or stillbirth may be at a slight increase of risk of stroke.

The report, which came out in the journal BMJ, looked at the data from eight different studies across seven countries. It suggests that women who have suffered with infertility or pregnancy l oss should be monitored and counseled on how they may be able to lower risks of stroke.

Still, experts agree that while the study findings do show some concern, they should be looked at with caution, as there were limitations to the study and the link that was discovered is fairly weak.

OB-GYNs generally say that there are many reasons that lead to infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, stillbirth and more, and that also stands true for ways to develop stroke.

The study found that those women who'd had multiple stillbirths were at the highest risk for fatal strokes, but there was no reasoning behind why those women are more susceptible. Women in general are more likely to have a stroke and to die from one than men, with stroke being the 3rd greatest cause of death in women.

The research looked at databases of women from Australia, China, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, and the US. This included about 620,000 women who were 30-70 years of age.

They found that women who suffered from infertility were "at a 14% higher risk of non-fatal stroke than women without infertility. Those who'd had a miscarriage had an 11% higher risk than those who hadn't experienced miscarriage, and those who'd suffered a stillbirth had an over 30% higher risk than those without a stillbirth history."

Obviously, other medical conditions and lifestyle factors may play into explaining the findings, and more research needs to be done.