Gynecologist Hamani urged both parents to plan and prepare for pregnancy
Pregnancy must be planned, and both parents must prepare for it, urged obstetrician-gynecologist, miscarriage specialist, founder of the Health Empire project Nadine Hamani. The doctor, in an interview with Lenta.ru, warned of the danger of accidental pregnancies.
All couples should plan their pregnancy. Even though the family already has children and during the last gestation, the mother had no problems, says Hamani. According to her, pregnancy is a test drive for the body and even minor health problems can have unpleasant consequences.
The father and mother are involved in the planning. Three months before the planned conception, both partners need to reconsider their way of life: give up bad habits, adjust their diet, normalize their weight in case of deficiency or excess body weight, check and replenish vitamin and microelement deficiencies , explains the doctor.
You should contact an obstetrician-gynecologist. Basic examinations, ultrasound of the pelvic organs, detailed examination of the couple will help determine readiness for conception
During the period of pregnancy planning, you should consult a therapist, even if the couple does not have health problems or is unknown about them. If, on the basis of the results of the examinations, the therapist reveals any deviations, he will refer you to a specialized specialist. In case of chronic diseases, it is necessary to contact a specialized specialist on your own. You may need to be under extra supervision or take medication during pregnancy, the obstetrician-gynecologist continued.
It is mandatory to consult a dentist, Hamani said. Dental problems are a frequent companion of pregnancy. Since a planned dental treatment is not recommended while expecting a child, it is better to solve all the problems “on the ground”, during the planning.
It is mandatory to exclude the presence of infections in both partners from examinations – PCR analysis for sexually transmitted infections, donate blood for syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C
The doctor drew attention to the fact that it is important to donate blood for the presence of antibodies against toxoplasma, rubella, herpes, cytomegalovirus. Based on the results of the analysis, it will be known whether the expectant mother is immune to infections. The presence of IgG antibodies indicates that the woman has already suffered from this infection and that she has nothing to worry about. But in the absence of immunity, for example, to the rubella virus, it is advisable to get vaccinated at the planning stage, since meeting with this virus during pregnancy is dangerous.
Among the general tests, you must pass a general blood and urine test, check blood glucose levels, thyroid hormones (without TSH and T4), and also check for deficiencies (ferritin, iron, vitamin D, homocysteine), Khamani explained. According to the indications, the doctor will prescribe blood coagulation tests, ultrasound of the thyroid gland and mammary glands, hormonal studies, spermogram for the spouse.
It is important to include in the diet the basic vitamins necessary for a successful pregnancy: folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin D, omega-3, iodine (if indicated)
“The list is rather long, but pregnancy is an extremely responsible affair. The state of health with which you enter this wonderful period depends on how it will unfold. Therefore, assessing the situation and correcting the identified violations is the best way to reduce the risk of complications, the key to the birth of a healthy and strong child, ”summarized the obstetrician-gynecologist.
Formerly obstetrician-gynecologist Ekaterina Abramova called the dangerous consequences of steaming from the genitals according to the method Gwyneth Paltrow. She warnedthat these actions will lead to inflammation.