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Pregnancy care and Tips for pregnant women

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Pregnancy or gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman. Pregnancy can occur by sexual intercourse or assisted reproductive technology. It usually lasts around 37-41 weeks from the last menstrual period and ends in childbirth. Pregnancy can be confirmed by undergoing pregnancy test. It is important for any pregnant woman to stay well informed and updated with pregnancy information and tips so that they will clearly know about the do’s and don’ts during their pregnancy time for the health and good growth of the child inside their womb.

Tips for pregnant women –

Pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. The first trimester is from week 1-12 and includes conception. The first trimester carries the highest risk of miscarriage (natural death of embryo or foetus). The second trimester is from week 13 – 28. At this time, movement of the foetus may be felt. At 28 weeks, more than 90% of babies can survive outside of the uterus if provided high-quality medical care. The third trimester is from 29- 40 weeks.

Prenatal care is more essential to have a smooth delivery. It includes taking extra folic acid, avoiding drugs and alcohol, regular exercise, blood tests, and regular physical examinations.

Complications of pregnancy may include high blood pressure of pregnancy, gestational diabetes, iron-deficiency anemia, and severe nausea and vomiting among others.

Babies born before 37 weeks are pre-term and are at higher risk of health problems such as cerebral palsy. Delivery before 39 weeks by labour induction or caesarean section is not recommended unless required for other medical reasons.

As each term of the pregnancy time is very important a good amount of care is required and frequent check ups are required and not only that the results have to shared and consulted with a gynaecologist regularly.