In some cases, you may need to change or eliminate medications — especially during the first period — to reduce risk to the fetus. Or, you may need to be even more vigilant about managing your condition. For example, women with diabetes must be especially careful about keeping their blood glucose levels under control, both before they begin trying to conceive and during their pregnancy. Abnormal levels increase the risk of birth defects and other complications.
It's especially important for women who are planning to become pregnant to take vitamins with folic acid before hand, because neural tube defects (problems with the normal development of the spine and nervous system) happen in the first 28 days of pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she's pregnant.
That's why planning is much ideal before you conceive it, not only for you but health of your baby,so your baby may not suffer any disability even after a birth.
Be prepared to tell your GYN about:
- Date of your last menstrual period (This helps your provider to find out your due date.)
- Health problems, like diabetes, high blood pressure or any other which find better insist to your doctor.
- Past pregnancies (for example, if you had a preterm birth or miscarriage before)
- Past hospital stays
- Medicines you’re taking or if you’re allergic to any medicines
- Lifestyle:details of everything without any hidings about you and habit of your partner such as drink alcohol, smoke or any other details you willing to inform necessary and exercise or other activities you do.
- Stress you feel: it will definitely harmful for you and your baby.
- Your family health history (Talk to your family members related to you by blood to learn about any diseases or illnesses that run in your family.)
- Your partner’s family health history.
Also, keep learning about your family health history. If you learn something new, or have a question for your GYN, write it down. You can talk to your health provider at your next visit. These steps will lead you to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
If you're thinking about getting pregnant soon or sometime in the future, it's important to start making healthy choices now. Having a healthy baby someday begins well before pregnancy. The sooner you start living a healthier lifestyle, the better off you and baby will be!
A preconception checkup is a medical checkup you get before pregnancy. It helps make sure you’re healthy when you get pregnant. Getting a preconception checkup is one of the best things you can do to help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Take care of your unborn baby
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Dr Unnati Chavda
(Promoting pregnancy wellness)