Risk Factors Before Pregnancy

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Before planning a pregnancy should you need to know about any risk factors before pregnancy occurred. So you can plan a pregnancy well.

What are the risk factors before pregnancy?

Physical Character
Age, weight, and height in women during pregnancy affects the risk. Girls aged 15 and younger at high risk for preeclampsia (a type of blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy). Young women are also at higher risk of underweight (too small for age pregnancy) or infant malnutrition. Women aged 35 and older at high risk for problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes during pregnancy (diabetes during pregnancy), and complications during childbirth.

Women who weight less than 100 pounds before becoming pregnant are more likely to have a small baby, weighing less. Obese women were more likely to have a very large baby, which may be difficult to be born. Also, obese women were more likely to experience gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.

Women who are shorter than 5 feet is more likely to have a small pelvis, which could make fetal movement through the pelvis and vagina (birth canal), difficulties during labor. For example, more likely to settle fetal shoulder against the pubic bone. This complication called shoulder dystocia. Also, a short woman who is more likely to experience preterm birth and the baby is not developed enough as expected.

Structural abnormalities of the reproductive organs increase the risk of miscarriage. Suppose a double uterus or a weak cervix (incompetent), which tends to open (widen) as fetal growth.

Social Character
Being not married or in a low socio-economic groups increased problems during pregnancy. The reason is the nature of this increased risk is unclear but possibly related to the nature of other, more common in these women. For example, women are more likely to smoke and less to consume health foods to obtain proper medical care.

Problems In Pregnancy Previous
When women have problems at first pregnancy, they are more likely to experience problems, often the same thing, in subsequent pregnancies. Several problems including premature babies, babies whose weight is less, or delivery that requires a cesarean delivery. If a woman has a baby who died soon after birth, they are also more likely to experience problems in subsequent pregnancies.

Women may experience conditions that tend to make the same recurring problem. For example, women with diabetes are more likely to have a baby whose weight is more than 10 pounds when born.

Women who have children with genetic disorders or birth defects are more likely to have another baby with similar problems. Genetic tests on the baby, even if the new born, and both parents another chance just before the pregnancy is attempted. If this woman becomes pregnant again. Some tests such as ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis can help determine whether the fetus has a genetic disorder or birth defects.

Have experienced 6 or more pregnancies increases the risk of a very fast labor and excessive bleeding after childbirth. It also increases the risk of a misplaced placenta (placenta previa).

Once you know the risk factors before pregnancy, advice on fertility, and find out about the pregnancy itself. Now is the time you can prepare and plan for a healthy pregnancy.

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