Tips for a high risk pregnancy

By November 25, 2013Pregnancy

Whether you know ahead of time that you’ll have a high-risk pregnancy or you simply want to do whatever you can to prevent a high-risk pregnancy, stick to the basics 나홀로 휴가 다운로드.

If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, consult your GP or your gynae. He or she may suggest that you start taking folic acid or a daily prenatal vitamin and reach a healthy weight before you become pregnant. If you have a medical condition, your treatment might need to be adjusted to prepare for pregnancy.

  • If you’re planning to use assisted reproductive technology (ART) to fall pregnant, consider how many embryos will be implanted. Multiple pregnancies carry a higher risk of preterm labour.
  • Prenatal visits can help your doctor monitor your health and your baby’s health. Depending on the circumstances, you might be referred to a specialist in maternal-foetal medicine, genetics, paediatrics or other areas.
  • During pregnancy, you’ll need more folic acid, calcium, iron and other essential nutrients. A daily prenatal vitamin can help fill any gaps. Consult your doctor if you have special nutritional needs due to a health condition, such as diabetes.
  • Gaining the right amount of weight can support your baby’s health, and make it easier to shed the extra kilos after delivery. A weight gain of 11 to 16 kilograms is often recommended for women who have a healthy weight before pregnancy. If you’re overweight before you conceive, you might need to gain less weight. If you’re carrying twins or triplets, you might need to gain more weight. Work with your doctor or gynae to determine what’s right for you.
  • If you smoke, quit. Alcohol and illegal drugs are off-limits too. Get your doctor’s OK before you start, or stop taking any medications or supplements.
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