The moment you find out that you’re pregnant, your thoughts and emotions go on an overdrive. You might be just as excited about this new being ‘inside you’ that you will bring into the world and equally terrified that something may go wrong at the same time. Most pregnancies progress without any incident. But approximately about 10% of pregnancies involve complications that relate to heart problems that existed before pregnancy, while others occur unexpectedly and are unavoidable. With early detection and proper care, you increase the chances of keeping you and your baby healthy.
Before trying to conceive, make sure you have a one on one talk with your doctor Rao Hospital about current and pre-existing health problem. If you are receiving treatment for a health problem, then your doctor might want to change the way your health problem is managed. Certain medicines used to treat health problems could be harmful if taken in case you have conceived. At the same time, stopping those essential medicines that you need could be more harmful than the risks posed should you become pregnant.
Be assured that you are likely to have a normal, healthy baby when health problems are well managed and you get help from Best Gynaecologists in Coimbatore. Here is a rundown of issues that you need to know to keep them at bay.
- Asthma: Poorly controlled asthma may lead to increased risks of pre-eclampsia, weight gain of the fetus, cesarean birth, other complications etc. If pregnant women stop using asthma medication, even mild asthma can become more severe.
- Depression: It persists during pregnancy and makes it hard for a woman to care for herself and her unborn baby. Having prior depression can also be a risk factor for postpartum depression.
- Diabetes: having High blood glucose levels during pregnancy can harm the fetus and worsen a woman’s long term diabetes complications. Get your glucose levels under control at least 3 to 6 months before trying to conceive.
- Epilepsy and Seizures: Seizures during pregnancy can harm the fetus and increase the chance of miscarriage and stillbirth. Using medicine to control seizure may cause birth defects. For most women, however, it’s best to continue treatment during pregnancy. To minimize the risks for you and your baby, your doctor will prescribe the safest medication and dosage that’s effective for your type of seizures and monitor your blood levels throughout your pregnancy.
- High blood pressure: Women who have chronic high blood pressure puts herself and her baby at risk for problems. Women with high blood pressure have a higher risk of pre-eclampsia and placental abruption. The likelihood of preterm birth and low birth weight is also higher.
- Migraine: The symptoms of Migraine tend to improve during pregnancy. Some women have no migraine attack at all during pregnancy. Certain medicines that are commonly used to treat headaches must not be used during pregnancy. A woman who has severe headache must speak to the doctor about ways to relieve symptoms safely.
- Obesity: Recent studies have shown that the heavier the woman before pregnancy the higher is her risk of the range of pregnancy complications. Losing weight before pregnancy can help to have a healthier pregnancy and reduce the risk of any complications for the mother and the baby.
- Thyroid Disease: Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid can be dangerous to the mother and cause health problems such as heart failure and poor weight gain in the fetus. Uncontrolled hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid also threatens the mother’s health and can cause birth defects.
- Uterine Fibroids: They are not uncommon but few may require treatment. They rarely cause miscarriage. Sometimes the fibroids may cause preterm or breech birth. A cesarean delivery may be needed if a fibroid may block a birth canal.
- Sexually transmitted infections(STI’s): May cause early labour and a woman’s water to break too early and infection in the uterus after birth. Some STI’s can be passed from the woman to the baby during pregnancy or delivery. Many STDs can be especially harmful to you and your baby such as brain damage, deafness, blindness, liver problems or stillbirth. Some STDs, like HIV/AIDS, cannot be cured and may be deadly. If you suspect you have been exposed to a STI, be sure to tell your doctor immediately.
Rao Hospital with its most advanced treatments and complete women care has been named one of the best hospitals in this region for Fertility and Gynecological services. Furthermore, our team of certified doctors & nurses are guaranteed to provide you with the best in clinical care during your pregnancy planning, birthing, and beyond. We ensure safe and ethical practice, and assure you with best results. If you are trying to conceive, schedule an appointment with our expert doctors to discuss prenatal supplements and precautions that you will need to take for any pre-existing conditions to ensure a healthy pregnancy!