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Menopause And Safe Pregnancy

It is commonly believed that when a woman stops having her periods, she no longer has the ability to conceive. However, this is not entirely true. Being pregnant is possible even after one hits menopause, through in vitro fertilisation better known as IVF.

Thankfully, with the advancements in medical sciences, the risk involved in pregnancy during menopause can be controlled. However, there are still certain complications that are bound to arise if you plan to have a baby at this stage. Taking proper precautions and adhering to the instructions of your doctors can help you have a safe pregnancy:

  • Pre-Pregnancy Check-Ups
    Before you plan to conceive it is imperative that you discuss all the facts and concerns with your doctor
    While at this age, your fertility may have reduced but there are ways to increase the chances of getting pregnant
  • Prenatal Care
    Initial weeks of pregnancy are extremely crucial, especially when it is above the age of 35-40 years. Being under the guidance of your doctor would help you have a safe pregnancy
    Be mentally prepared to undergo different tests and investigations which will help to prevent any complications for you and the baby
    Your doctor will keep a regular check on your blood pressure
  • Lifestyle factors and Diet Precautions
    Eat all your prescribed supplements and medicines regularly
    Eat a well-balanced diet that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
    Make sure your diet is enriched minerals and vitamins
    Limit your caffeine intake
    Avoid energy drinks and chocolates too
    Avoid smoking - active as well as passive
    Unless prescribed by your doctor, do not take any medicine
    Do not worry much, stay positive and keep yourself pleasantly occupied
    The more you relax the better would be for you and your baby

Understand the Risk, Be Prepared
Being aware of your medical condition plays a key role in managing it. The following conditions are normal, but if you feel them discuss them with your doctor:

You are likely to have twins/triplets
You may develop gestational diabetes
Your blood pressure may fluctuate
There is a risk of miscarriage

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