It’s not only who are age 35 and above will have high risk pregnancy. We also have to take note of those who have chronic health issues such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and adolescents. These group of women have greater chance for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, problems getting pregnant, premature baby, cesarian birth, etc. There are ways to keep you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy. Ask yourself, are you making the right choices? Are you doing healthy habits as early as now?
Ways to keep you healthy and your baby:
- Make sure to have a regular prenatal visits. If you have questions regarding your pregnancy, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor.
- Practice healthy habits. Eat a healthy well-balanced diet. This is not the time to diet. Nutrition is very important during pregnancy.
- For adolescent expectant mothers, voiced out your feelings. You are young and need a lot of emotional support from your significant other and family. Have them be involved in your pregnancy. Also, attend child-care classes, this will prepare you and will lessen your anxiety.
- Follow up with your healthcare provider if you have chronic health issues.
- Exercise regularly. Ask you doctor first if it is safe for you to do this. Some women who have very meticulous pregnancy are advised to take thing slow.
- Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking and using recreational drugs. These have very harmful effects to you baby.
Your goal is to give birth to a healthy baby. You can do this. For some who doesn’t have any support system, this time of their lives is very hard. But there are people out there in your community that you can reach out. You’re not alone. Remember, nobody said pregnancy is is easy but it is definitely worth it.