By Dr. Pannam Sharma , Gynaecology
The complications and dangers associated with pregnancy often increase manifold in the case of a high-risk pregnancy. Extra medical attention is required for those mothers who are going through a high-risk pregnancy.
In order to avoid any complication which threatens your or your child’s life, you have to be extra careful about the food you eat as well as the daily activities you do. Not taking care of yourself can put you and your child’s health in danger. Given below are a few tips to take care of one’s self during the period of a high-risk pregnancy -
Keep away From Any Sign of Danger during Pregnancy
In order to make sure that you and your child are not under any threat, you have to be careful of your health. Feeling nauseous and the urge to vomit is quite common during pregnancy, however, you need to be aware if you feel nauseous during this specific period. In case your nausea and vomiting gets out of control and interferes with your eating habits, you should seek medical attention and keep your doctor updated. You should also be aware of the stages of progress of the baby during the time of pregnancy. Make sure that the progress level is just normal and there are no abnormal changes in the baby.
Check Your Diet and Eat a Sufficient Amount
When it comes to your diet, you need to make sure that you don’t eat too less or too much. High-risk pregnancies need to be dealt with a lot of care and your diet plays a major role in such cases. In any case of pregnancy, the doctors suggest increasing your calorie intake by at least 300 calories. The concept of eating for two can make you gain excessive weight which may lead to other medical complications. Including calcium supplements of 1000 milligrams along with 45 mg of iron, five serving of fruits and vegetables should be considered in your daily diet.
Eating very less or being on a diet is also inadvisable during a high-risk pregnancy. A healthy amount of nutrients and calories are required for the body to function normally during such cases.
Exercising During High-Risk Pregnancies
A number of exercises are prescribed during such pregnancy cases. Kegel exercises to strengthen your vaginal muscles, doing hamstring exercises, going for a walk daily and avoiding daily chores which involve handling heavy objects are few of the recommendations.
Signs you should not ignore during high-risk pregnancy:
- Excessive bleeding per vaginum in all the trimesters.
- Severe headache in second and third trimester
- Decreased fatal movements
In case, you observe any of the above mentioned problems during the period, you should immediately consult a doctor to eliminate the chances of any complications. Following these simple steps can help you keep your child’s health out of danger. However, make sure to avoid taking any step on your own, without consulting your doctor first.