Gynecology Obstetrics and In Vitro Fertilization Specialist Op., who says that expectant mothers should go to pregnancy follow-up examinations regularly and have routine tests, even if they do not experience any problems or discomfort related to their pregnancy during pregnancy. Dr. Onur Meray, while giving warning information to expectant mothers, drew attention to 4 important problems waiting for pregnant women.
Here are these important problems and what pregnant women should pay attention to;
Attention to Pregnancy Blood Pressure!
Although hypertension is a problem that is likely to occur in everyone, it is a disease that can extend from early pregnancy weeks to the postpartum puerperium and can seriously affect women's health. If a woman has a history of hypertension before pregnancy, it is highly likely that it will continue and even worsen during pregnancy. Pregnant women who do not have a history of hypertension before and who are diagnosed with high blood pressure during pregnancy usually get this diagnosis after the 20th week, Op. Dr. Onur Meray “In both cases, diet with reduced carbohydrates, rest by avoiding intense work tempo and routine obstetrics examination are essential.” said.
Premature Birth is Every Pregnant's Fear
Another major problem awaiting pregnant women is premature birth. The ideal pregnancy should last 40 weeks or 280 days. Any birth before 37 weeks is defined as preterm birth. 34-37. While the probability of staying in the neonatal intensive care unit and postpartum disease and disability is statistically less in the babies born between weeks and weeks, this rate increases as the birth week gets smaller in babies born before the 34th week. (cervical) anomalies, preterm birth history of previous babies and smoking. Regular obstetrics and pregnancy follow-up are important.
Consider Gestational Diabetes!
Another big problem waiting for pregnant women is the disease known as gestational diabetes. Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of this disease, whose medical name is gestational diabetes, has become much easier with today's medicine and is carried out in routine pregnancy follow-up. Since diabetes is a familial defect, it is important that our patients who have a family history and are planning pregnancy should be evaluated by an internist before pregnancy, and that they should remain under the control of a gynecologist, internist and dietitian after pregnancy. Thanks to being under the control of a dietitian, the blood sugar that is regulated during pregnancy does not affect the baby in the mother's womb and protects it from significant disabilities.
Don't Underestimate the Risks of Multiple Pregnancy!
Finally, talking about multiple pregnancy, Op. Dr. Onur Meray continued his words as follows; “Multiple pregnancies are defined as multiple pregnancies, twin and less frequently triplet pregnancies are encountered. Although this is news that is welcomed by families, multiple pregnancies are a situation where the rate of early pregnancy loss, early period bleeding, preterm birth, and the duration of stay in neonatal intensive care units are higher compared to singleton pregnancies, and the pregnancy process can be difficult. Due to the need for routine obstetrics and sometimes more frequent follow-ups. It is important that patients diagnosed with multiple pregnancy are in a place where they can easily reach the 2nd and 3rd level hospitals.” said.