Heart disease and pregnancy
There were times when heart disease was the cause of infertility – it was absolutely impossible to give birth to such women. Now, thanks to modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, the cores can bear and give birth to a healthy baby without risking their lives.
Of course, such pregnancy requires special attention, both from the future mother himself and from the doctors, but if certain rules are followed, a favorable outcome is guaranteed.
The increase in the number of women with heart defects and planning for pregnancy has recently been associated with many factors: they began early diagnosis of such diseases, heart operations became possible, new methods for the preservation of complex pregnancies appeared, the successes of medicine and medical practice were given to women with cardiovascular diseases confidence in the ability to bear and give birth to a child.
Most often, heart defects are associated with the operation of its valves – folds between the heart chambers and between the large vessels and the heart. In the normal operation of the valves, the blood circulates through the body correctly, and in the case of heart muscle defects blood circulation is disturbed.
In other words, vice is a pathological change in the structure of the heart, leading to a violation of its functions.
The method of conducting labor is chosen at a consultation with the participation of a cardiologist, obstetrician and resuscitator. The most important and difficult moment of childbirth is attempts (expulsion of the fetus).
This period is trying to shorten, for which an episiotomy (perineal incision) is carried out.
Cesarean section is indicated in the following cases:
- inoperable stenosis of the mitral valve.
- aortic valve defects with blood flow disorders
- presence in addition to heart disease weight factors by type of presentation of the placenta, the narrow pelvis or the pelvic position of the fetus.
- insufficiency of the mitral valve with serious blood flow disorders.
Pregnancy in heart disease is certainly a serious step, requiring observation of doctors and careful monitoring of the health of the pregnant woman. But with all the rules, timely examination and treatment of a woman with no medical contraindications to pregnancy, there are all chances for a normal bearing and the birth of a healthy child.
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