Do you love doing some advanced shopping for your baby? Buying baby bibs, baby diapers and baby clothes in Malaysia is sure fun, most especially for first-time parents. However, there are plenty of things you should focus on way before you get pregnant. A planned pregnancy is, most of the time, a healthy one.
Before pregnancy, reach out to your physician, and discuss your current and past health problems. Of course, if you are currently getting treatment for a certain health problem, the doctor would want to change the way it is being managed, since some medications can be harmful for babies.
Below are some health issues that you should look into before deciding to get pregnant.
1.Epilepsy and other seizure illnesses
Seizures while pregnant will surely harm the fetus, and increase risks of stillbirth or miscarriage. However, taking medicine that can control seizures can also cause some birth defects. For some pregnant women who are suffering from epilepsy, drinking medicine poses lesser risks to the health of the baby, and their own health , compared to stopping medication.
Migraine symptoms can improve during pregnancy. It’s true that many women don’t experience migraine attacks while pregnant. However, in case you experience some attacks, reach out to your physician immediately. Some medicines used to treat headaches must not be taken during pregnancy.
Asthma which is poorly controlled can increase the risk of preeclampsia, cesarean birth, preterm, poor fetus weight again and other pregnancy complications. If you stop taking asthma medication while pregnant, even mild asthma attacks can become even more severe.
Depression will make it hard for a pregnant woman to take care of herself and her unborn child. It is also a risk factor when it comes to postpartum depression.
High sugar levels during pregnancy can harm the fetus, and can worsen a woman’s long-term complications. According to physicians, it’s important for diabetes to be under control at least 3 to 6 months before conceiving.