What mother can do for safe birth of healthy baby? What is the most frequent cause of early neonatal death? What causes pregnancy loss? Leading expert in obstetrics and gynecology shares his experience on how to give birth to healthy baby.
Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to give birth to a healthy child? How to give birth to healthy child? Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Planning of pregnancy is very important. Planned pregnancy is carried to term more often. When is it safe to give birth? Normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Avoidance of toxins is important. Early prenatal care is very important. Signs of preeclampsia are rising blood pressure and protein in urine. Regular visits to doctor and blood pressure measurement in pregnancy are very important. Video interview with top expert in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion confirms that preeclampsia diagnosis is correct and complete. Medical second opinion also confirms that preeclampsia treatment is required. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for preeclampsia. Get medical second opinion on preeclampsia and be confident that your treatment is the best. How to give birth to healthy baby. 1234 Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What can a woman do to ensure that her child is born healthy? What can a woman do to make sure her baby stays healthy in early infancy and beyond? 1234 (Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF) Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Well, the health of the baby is determined in large part by the health of the woman herself. We mentioned some of the things woman can do to be healthy for her pregnancy. Perhaps the most important health advice is to plan the pregnancy. All around the world the principle cause of early neonatal death and a pregnancy loss is prematurity. Planned pregnancies are less likely to be born premature. So the use of contraception in order to plan a pregnancy is important. Then the pregnancy comes when the woman wants it to come. The avoidance of toxins is important. Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Do not use alcohol, tobacco. Exposure to environmental toxins are important to avoid. A woman must preserve the health of the newborn. Seeking prenatal care is important. Breast-feeding has been shown to result in babies who are more resistant to infection. Breast-fed babies grow up healthier. So breastfeeding for as long as possible is an important aspect of good care for the newborn baby. Then there are special situations where hospital care is required. The type of care received only in the hospital might be important. For example, the development of preeclampsia can be treated. Preeclampsia is high blood pressure that develops during the later stages of pregnancy. Screening for diabetes is important. A woman who develops diabetes during pregnancy receives treatment to avoid excessive weight gain in herself and in the fetus. That can be important aspect in pregnancy management. I would say there are several critical factors for healthy pregnancy. It is important to plan a pregnancy and avoid outside toxins. They can adversely affect the development of the baby. 1234 Dr. Philip Darney, MD. You mentioned preeclampsia. It is a very important risk factor for health of pregnant women. What are the signs of preeclampsia that the woman should know and recognize? 1234: That's why the prenatal care is important. Because rising blood pressure is the critical problem during pregnancy. Protein in the urine, excessive weight gain may happen toward the latter part in the second trimester of pregnancy. Regular prenatal visits and documentation of expected fetal growth during pregnancy are both important. 1234 Dr. Anton Titov, MD. This is a very important point, because some of the symptoms could develop quite late in the pregnancy. But high blood pressure can be caught by the health professionals before it develops into such significant problem as preeclampsia. 1234. Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Yes. Two good examples are hypertension during pregnancy and the development of gestational diabetes. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How to give birth to a healthy child? What are signs of high-risk pregnancy, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes? Regular prenatal visits find early warning.