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Maternal conditions and pregnancyMMaternal conditions and pregnancyMaternal conditions and pregnancyEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC12.000000000000036.0000000000000470.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>In-depth information regarding various chronic maternal conditions that can have an effect on the baby or mother during pregnancy.</p><p>Some chronic illnesses in the mother can complicate pregnancy and pose a threat to the unborn baby. It is important to get these conditions under control before becoming pregnant. In some cases, a change in treatment may be needed before pregnancy begins, because some medications are harmful to the developing baby. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Some chronic illnesses, such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, can complicate a pregnancy and posed threat to the unborn baby.</li> <li>Some treatments may have to be changed before pregnancy as some medications or treatments can be harmful to the baby.</li></ul>
Affections maternelles et grossesseAAffections maternelles et grossesseMaternal conditions & pregnancyFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC12.000000000000036.0000000000000470.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Information détaillée sur les diverses affections maternelles chroniques pouvant affecter le bébé et la mère pendant la grossesse.</p><p>Certaines maladies chroniques chez la mère peuvent compliquer la grossesse et sont une menace pour le fœtus. Il est important de contrôler ces conditions avant de devenir enceinte. Dans certains cas, une modification du traitement peut être nécessaire avant que la grossesse ne commence, car certains médicaments sont nuisibles au bébé en développement.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Certaines maladies chroniques, comme l’asthme, l’épilepsie et le diabète, peuvent compliquer une grossesse et être une menace pour le fœtus.</li> <li>Certains traitements pourraient devoir être modifiés avant la grossesse puisque certains médicaments ou traitements peuvent être nuisibles au bébé. </li></ul>

 

 

Maternal conditions and pregnancy358.000000000000Maternal conditions and pregnancyMaternal conditions and pregnancyMEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC12.000000000000036.0000000000000470.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>In-depth information regarding various chronic maternal conditions that can have an effect on the baby or mother during pregnancy.</p><p>Some chronic illnesses in the mother can complicate pregnancy and pose a threat to the unborn baby. It is important to get these conditions under control before becoming pregnant. In some cases, a change in treatment may be needed before pregnancy begins, because some medications are harmful to the developing baby. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Some chronic illnesses, such as asthma, epilepsy and diabetes, can complicate a pregnancy and posed threat to the unborn baby.</li> <li>Some treatments may have to be changed before pregnancy as some medications or treatments can be harmful to the baby.</li></ul><p>Asthma is one of the most common serious medical conditions that can complicate pregnancy. When a pregnant mother has trouble breathing, her unborn baby has problems receiving all the oxygen they need. Severe asthma can increase the risk of certain complications with the baby. The risks of these complications can be reduced if asthma is well controlled. </p><p>Cancer is a disease where a cell type grows out of control, forming a tumour that can spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women of reproductive age, and cervical cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in pregnancy. Cancer and its surgery are not known to affect the baby. However, chemotherapy can cause birth defects, and therefore its use may be delayed until after the baby is old enough to be delivered. </p><p>Pregnancy in women with diabetes is considered high-risk. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that first arises during pregnancy. If diabetes is not properly controlled during pregnancy, there is an increased chance of miscarriage, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and birth defects. However, with scrupulous medical guidance and self-care during pregnancy, these complications can be greatly reduced. </p><p>Anorexia and bulimia are psychological illnesses that cause sufferers to become obsessed with being thin. Laxatives and water pills can damage the developing baby and should not be taken during pregnancy. Malnutrition of the unborn baby can lead to poor fetal growth and low birth weight. </p><p>Epilepsy is a group of neurological conditions characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Pregnancy may complicate epilepsy by making a woman more prone to seizures. Also, some medications used to treat epilepsy may have potential to harm the developing baby. If you are pregnant and have epilepsy, you need to be aware of the potential complications. Keep in mind, however, that it is safer to be seizure-free on medication than to be having seizures with no medication. </p><p>Pregnancy has a profound effect in women who have underlying heart disease. During pregnancy, the volume of blood in the mother’s body increases dramatically to meet the needs of the growing baby. As a result, the heart has to work that much harder to pump blood through the mother’s body. The outcome for a pregnant mother with heart disease depends on the capacity of her heart, whether there are other complications during pregnancy, and what type of medical care she receives. For some women, bed rest may be required throughout pregnancy. </p><p>Other chronic illnesses that can affect pregnancy include phenylketonuria, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, thalassemia, and thyroid problems. Again, it is important to get these conditions under control before becoming pregnant. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/maternal_conditions_and_pregnancy.jpgMaternal conditions and pregnancy

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