While it might be fun to compare your changing body with other expecting mothers, it’s important to know that what you look like on the outside cannot determinethe state of the growing fetus on the inside.
Pregnancy complications like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth after early labor increase a woman’s risk for future heart attacks. Preventive care will lower your risk.
If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age. Although many studies report increased risks in pregnancies in women over the age 35, Dr. Perni says, there’s nothing magic about the number 35, says obstetrician/gynecologist Uma Perni, MD. “Some risks do … Read More
The term “high-risk pregnancy” sounds frightening. But the good news is that healthy behaviors and early testing can help you stay out in front of problems with your pregnancy. You actually have a chance to reduce some of those “high risks.” A high-risk pregnancy usually has at least one out of these issues: A disease the mother already … Read More