Pregnancy and Birthing Process
At 36 Martha’s pregnancy will be considered high risk because women over 35 are at greater risk for certain complication, however that does not mean Martha is doomed to face those complications. Her health before she conceived plays a big role in reducing the risks as well as seeking good pre-natal care and nutrition. Gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and placenta praevia are possible complication that her doctor will monitor constantly for. It is very important to start prenatal care early and keep up with regular checkups. Other tests the doctor might want to conduct are ones for genetic defeats. The fetus of women over 35 are also at higher risk downs syndrome and other genetic defects. Today with advanced surgery procedures doctors may even be able to correct problems before the child is born. Some tests are optional and mother and father must study all the information about tests before rejecting them out of hand.
Nutrition is the next biggest concern of expectant parents. Your doctor may offer guidelines or even classes on good nutrition. Even if you feel you maintain a well balanced diet carefully read the guidelines and participate in any classes offered. Mother is eating for two now, which doesn’t always mean eating more, but eating smart. In addition many women experience chances in their appetite during pregnancy. This chance may include nausea, food aversions and lack of hunger. Mother may also worry about getting fat, so that it is important to understand the normal weight gains to expect. Nutritional classes and support groups may help mother with issues about food and weight concerns. It is important to inform you doctor of changes is appetite as they occur. And feel free to ask your doctor and health care team about any questions or concerns. Remember the only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask.
Everything mother ingests, baby ingests via the placenta and blood....