Pregnancy affects a woman’s body in several ways. Far beyond the nausea and nausea at the beginning and the constant changes in mood that this phase can cause, you notice needs that your body did not used to have . Nothing to be surprised, after all you are generating another life.
All these changes require care, which was not necessary at other times and a significant change in habits. But although each body manifests itself differently, there are some cases where care during pregnancy needs to be doubled.
For several reasons, there are some groups of women who need to be even more attentive to their bodies when they get pregnant, they are called risky pregnancy groups . This type of pregnancy, in general, occurs when the health of the mother or baby is in danger.
The levels of this danger can vary according to the conditions of each one, but all must always be aware of the problems that a risky pregnancy can bring and know how to avoid them.
When it comes to taking care of your health, we often hear the expression “each case is different”, which also works when we talk about risky pregnancies. Although we are able to separate risks into levels, you need specialized monitoring so that your case is treated with the utmost precision.
Main Risk Groups
Some of the main groups that fit into high-risk pregnancies are:
- Women who are old or very young
- Women with certain diseases
- The HR factor
As these are the main risky pregnancy groups, let’s talk a little more deeply about each one and how to avoid major problems.
The problem of age
The female body goes through several phases during life. At the beginning it slowly prepares itself so that the body is able to reproduce and, as time passes, it also prepares itself so that the reproductive system stops functioning little by little.
The big problem with getting pregnant before or after the period considered perfect for reproduction is that your body may not be fully prepared to produce a baby. And then the complications arise.
Getting pregnant with more than 35 years
For several reasons, many women become pregnant older, either because they were unable to do so, because they were unable to raise a child before or even by accident. Whatever the reason, a pregnancy after age 35 requires certain care .
To avoid major problems in a risky pregnancy, it is recommended for the woman who decided to become pregnant after 35, to consult the doctor even before conception to make sure she is able to have no surprises. In general, with proper medical care, no woman has any major problems.
Getting pregnant under the age of 16
Unlike women who get pregnant late, those who get pregnant too early may take the body by surprise and still not be fully prepared to produce a child within themselves. As in most cases an early pregnancy is not planned, it is not possible to consult a doctor before conception, but the most recommended is that you look for one as soon as you discover the pregnancy.
Diseases that can harm pregnancy
When a woman has a previous illness, she may experience complications during pregnancy. Not all are dangerous for the baby, but a mother must be aware that her health is also important and that it can be harmed during pregnancy.
Diseases You Can Get During Pregnancy
Several diseases must also be avoided during pregnancy in order for you to have a healthy pregnancy. Women with diseases like candidiasis, Zika, depression , rubella, among others, can be affected and affect your baby. To avoid major problems and a risky pregnancy of this type, try to do as many tests as possible before becoming pregnant.
Previous diseases that affect pregnancy
Some of the most dangerous diseases for pregnancy are STDs, herpes, AIDS and hepatitis B. When a woman has any of these diseases, care for her baby should be great , because although the baby is not normally born, his immune system can be damaged.
The HR factor
Your HR factor is usually discovered early in prenatal care . Although having an HR factor is not directly harmful to you, it can conflict with your baby’s. That’s because who is RH positive has the D antigen , a protein that is located in red blood cells.
If you are RH negative and your child is positive and their blood comes into contact for some reason, your immune system may consider the child a foreign body (such as bacteria) and act to eliminate it.
The disease known as fetal erythroblastosis can even cause an abortion , which is obviously worrying. However, once again a correct medical follow-up can prevent major problems from occurring even in a risky pregnancy of this type.
Of course, these are just the most common risk groups for high-risk pregnancies and that there are many other factors that contribute to a woman having problems during pregnancy such as smoking , obesity or being too low.
Despite this, there are many cases where women do not know or do not realize that they have a risky pregnancy, which is very dangerous. So the recommendation is that you have an intense medical monitoring since the beginning of pregnancy to make sure that everything is going smoothly.
WARNING: Women who smoke or have problems with alcohol need to pay close attention so that they can have a healthy pregnancy.
Going through a pregnancy is perhaps the most profound experience in a woman’s life and so care and concerns tend to increase significantly. Even in fear, women who are part of risk groups do not need to refrain from having this experience.
It is possible to have a healthy pregnancy even within a risk group. Of course, you should pay close attention to every detail and not let it slip at any time, but nothing that is too difficult or impossible.
The process for your child’s birth to be done correctly can be painful at times, but it certainly pays off when you realize that in your hands is the result of so much effort and sacrifice.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.