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High Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a challenging phase in a woman’s life. So, it’s essential to go through this phase smoothly. Unfortunately, pregnancy becomes more challenging for some women as it brings other health complications.
Generally, there are some factors which may be risk factors before pregnancy, like –
1. Age of pregnant woman- If the age of a woman is less than 17 or greater than 35, there are some complications like miscarriage & other genetic defects.
2. Other medical conditions – Medical conditions like high BP, kidney or heart problems, diabetes, HIV, hepatitis etc.

Risk factors during pregnancy-
1. Uterine anomalies – Problems related to uterus
2. Premature birth or multiple births
3. Fetal development problems

How to prevent these pregnancy risks?
1. Folic acid & vitamines intake as per the prescription
2. Eating a healthy diet & maintaining a healthy lifestyle
3. Regular checkup & following customized treatment plan if you have other medical conditions.

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Endometrium & Pregnancy

 

A hormone called estrogen plays an important role in a woman’s menstruation & pregnancy. It is responsible to thickening uterine lining each month. When the estrogen level is drop-down, the lining is released from the uterus and you get your period.

Endometrium goes through three phases during the typically 28-day menstrual cycle –

  1. Menstrual phase (days 1-5)

Typical thickness is 1-4mm

     2. Proliferative phase (days 6-14)

Typical thickness is 5-7mm

    3. Secretory phase (days 15-28)

Typical thickness is 7-14mm

Endometrium, the innermost layer of the uterus thus is an important factor during pregnancy. If it is less than 7mm, medical treatment is needed for a successful pregnancy.

In case of the thin uterine lining, conceiving is not a problem but continuation of the pregnancy is sometimes difficult. Fortunately, there are medicines available for increasing the endometrial thickening.

Some medical conditions like cancer, fibroids, and polyps can also cause the uterine walls to thicken.

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Effects of Smoking on Fertility-

 

Smoking causes serious fertility problems in both men and women.
• Chemicals in a cigarette can lead to a loss of eggs. Also, the woman who smoke experience menopause a few years earlier than women who don’t smoke.
• In males, smoking can reduce sperm count, their quality & ability to move.
• It can increase numbers of abnormally shaped sperms.
• Not only this, but smoking also decreases the sperm’s ability to fertilize eggs.
• The risk of fertility problems increases with the number of cigarettes smoked daily.
• It can increase miscarriage rates, premature birth & results in unhealthy pregnancy
Quitting smoking seems to be very difficult to smokers but it’s essential to take an expert’s advice to get out of this. It will not only boosts the chances of conceiving but improve your overall health.
Let’s Pledge on World No Tobacco Day (31st May)-
STOP SMOKING !!

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Post embryo transfer –

 Things you should remember after an embryo transfer

1. Avoid processed foods.
2. Stay well hydrated-Drink 7-8 glasses of water.
3. Eat healthy food which includes fresh fruit, vegetables, yoghurt and milk.
4. Avoid white carbs like confectioneries.
5. Completely stop smoking and alcohol.
6. You can carry on with routine activities but not overexert your self
7. Eat good carbohydrates.
8. Don’t neglect proteins and pulses.
9. No heavy exercise for a couple of weeks unless your embryo takes a safe place in the womb
10. Do not take too much stress. Invest quality time on meditation and pranayama.
11. Some might suggest you to take bed rest, for a day or two after the procedure.
12. Do not take any other medication without your fertility doctor’s advice.
13. You cannot change the outcome – all you can do is gracefully let nature take its own job!

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