Decades back, pregnancy and childbirth were not a stressful affair as witnessed nowadays in the form of innumerable scans, routine check-ups, supplements, nutrients and pills which makes even an outsider feel insecure and unsure about a safe pregnancy term. Despite medical advancements and treatment care options, the number of women having heart attack during pregnancy, childbirth or during two months after delivery is steadily rising.
A woman rarely cares about her health after marriage as she is busy engaged in taking care of her family members. Never once does she sit back, relax and pause to think about her dreams, wishes and wants. Women mostly spend time thinking about the growing fetus, its health status and requirements but rarely spend time worrying about their own hearts. People surrounding her advise the pregnant woman to eat healthy food, stay active and keep herself fit for the wellness of both, mommy and baby. The mom-to-be is pampered and made to eat every delicacy available, overpowered with love and affection and enquired about her health status, even by strangers.
A study from the New York University School of Medicine found an increased risk of suffering a heart attack among pregnant women. The research analyzed data of more than 49 million birth records in hospitals and found that:
Ideal Causes Behind Heart Attack
Plan Your Pregnancy
Before pregnancy, it is advisable that every woman checks for risk factors such as obesity, malnutrition, tobacco or drug use or metabolic syndrome which would enable the physician to start her on treatments for correcting the disease. If a woman has no risk factors still she must ensure that her heart remains healthy during pregnancy and following birth. More than half the women population are overweight and almost 50% suffer from cardiovascular deaths. In such circumstances it becomes the duty of every woman planning for pregnancy to take charge of her heart health before conceiving.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.