Sometimes during pregnancy it is not possible to comply with all the prescriptions that the doctor makes and the generally accepted rules. Women prefer one piece of advice, rejecting the other. Wrong choice can lead to fetal death.
General rules of pregnancy
When I came to the consultation, they told me first of all: to eat well, not to recruit a lot, not to eat salty, to breathe fresh air, to walk a lot. But the main thing – to visit the doctor regularly, telling him about all suspicious changes in the body. So I did.
But everyone’s priorities are different, and my friend arranged them in her own way. In August of her pregnancy was 7 months, she went on maternity leave and went to her mother in the village for fresh air. There she had a great time, ate vitamins, ate fresh food, inhaled ions. It would seem, what else is needed if the pregnancy is excellent?
But at this time, I still need to visit the doctor every week, but my friend did not do this. She felt good, only her head occasionally hurt. And the body swelled badly.
Signs of hypoxia
Katia did not pay attention to the growing headaches, as she suffers from low blood pressure in life. She believed that this did not affect the pregnancy, because for her body, pressure surges are common.
Neglily reacted girlfriend and puffiness. When I warned her when she met in early September that she was too watery, her friend simply promised to drink less fluid.
The next time I saw Katya already in the hospital after 25 days. She was brought from the village by ambulance. Thank God, my husband came and was stunned by the fact that his wife’s legs and hands, like decks, were thick, filled with water, her eyes were red, and her head was splitting from pain.
In this state, I found her in the chamber of the pathological department. A friend said that after 2 days, a term for delivery was scheduled. Like this? Pregnancy is not even 8 months?
It doesn’t matter anymore, – answered Katya. The diagnosis of acute hypoxia.
The child was almost dying when her friend was taken to the hospital. The doctor said: Another day or two, we would not save the baby.
Hypoxia. What is it?
It was then that I learned this terrible disease. Hypoxia can develop in a pregnant woman against the background of respiratory diseases, past infections, high or low pressure, smoking, anemia, heart disease and blood vessels. As my friend the gynecologist said: Anything can be the cause, which means that it is unknown.
When hypoxia is detected by a gynecologist in consultation, the patient is under observation and receives proper treatment, the risk is minimal, since the pregnant woman knows what is at risk.
But in the case of my girlfriend the form was acute. Pregnant women do not always have time to respond quickly to the symptoms that appear, and the baby is threatened with death in the womb. He does not receive enough oxygen, begins to suffer, may die.
In the case of Katina’s daughter, the doctors did not risk it, and the mother’s condition was poor. Waters were opened, stimulation was conducted, and a friend gave birth to an eight-month-old girl.
Another 3 months, they moved from hospital to hospital. The baby was in intensive care, there was underdevelopment of the lungs, then jaundice, some other diseases. They checked the brain on special devices, since after hypoxia there is always the likelihood of mental retardation.
When they were discharged home, it was impossible to look at her friend. She seemed to have aged 10 years.
But a series of diseases has just begun. Over the years, the child suffers from complex respiratory and lung diseases. And, it is quite possible that the reason lies in hypoxia, which almost deprived the baby of life.
And what do you know about the effects of hypoxia?