This afternoon, a friend called at 6 months of pregnancy phoned and, with tears in her voice, said that she was again being placed in hospital for preservation. I, of course, tried to reassure Olga, telling her that such a measure is necessary for the successful course of pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby.
After talking with her, I remembered my pregnancy and thought about it, but in all cases, when a gynecologist sends a pregnant woman to hospital for hospitalization, is she really necessary? Or, nevertheless, doctors are reinsured and in this way they are simply trying to relieve themselves of responsibility by transferring it to the hospital?
Causes of hospitalization
After talking with friends who already have children or are just preparing to become mothers, I found that the most common cause for hospitalization of pregnant women is: increased uterine tone, low hemoglobin level in the blood, early and late toxicosis.
After that, I went to my gynecologist, a very experienced doctor who watched my mom when she was pregnant with me. I asked Lyudmila Ivanovna to tell what these complications really are fraught with.
What she told me made me think and make sure that, nevertheless, it’s probably wiser not to refuse hospitalization if the doctor offers it.
As it turned out, the increased tone of the uterus can persist throughout the pregnancy, without bringing any harm to either the mother or the baby. However, he can sometimes provoke a miscarriage or premature labor. And when this can happen, it is simply impossible to predict.
Low levels of hemoglobin in the blood leads to a decrease in the level of oxygen, and, as a result, intrauterine hypoxia of the baby. It can also end up completely unpredictable for the normal course of pregnancy and the health of mother and baby.
And finally, toxicosis. Both early toxicosis and late have a negative impact on mother and child. Due to nausea and vomiting, a woman’s appetite decreases. As a result, the child does not receive the necessary amount of nutrients for normal development.
About late toxicosis – preeclampsia – and do not say at all. Gestosis is a real threat not only to the course of pregnancy, but even to the health of a pregnant woman. Preeclampsia requires round-the-clock monitoring of the condition of a pregnant woman, as well as intensive treatment.
As you can see, all these pathological complications of the normal course of pregnancy are not as harmless as they may seem at first glance. So is it worth playing Russian roulette and risking the most expensive thing we have – our little ones? I wish all future moms sweet heels and soft cheeks!