Although Diuretic pills were prescribed widely in the 1960s to women who were looking forward to avoid dangerously high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy. It was assumed that the drug would be instrumental in flushing out excess of salt and water from the bodies that would lower the blood pressure. However, a new study has postulated that it has nothing to do with pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. In fact, diuretics are involved in lowering the plasma levels, which normally increase as part of healthy pregnancy. Moreover, women who took diuretics were no less than women not taking the medication to develop pre-eclampsia, deliver prematurely, or lose their babies than women who did not take the medication. In fact, the women taking diuretics reported more nausea and vomiting than the others did. Thus, the experts have advised women to consume healthier, calcium-rich foods to decrease their risk of preeclampsia.
Women from deprived areas are more prone to be obese at the onset of pregnancy. The study is based on more than 37,000 pregnant women over fifteen. The researchers discovered that maternal obesity has risen from 9.9% in 1990 to 16% in 2004. By looking at the mounting trend, scholars have concluded that by 2010, 22% of pregnant women would become overweight thus, putting strain on maternity services. It would also pose risk to the baby as well. Overweight mums-to-be are more likely miscarry, experience pre-eclampsia and dangerous blood clots or need a Caesarean section to deliver the baby, which is likely to be larger itself.
Women who were underweight when they were born are at greater risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia is a common condition that causes high blood pressure and can put the mother’s life at risk. The result is based on a study of more than 6,000 women under the age of 30 years. The findings also gave a view that if their mothers too had pre-eclampsia, the risk was expected to be doubled. Thus, supporting the previous studies according to which pre-eclampsia run in families. Low birth weight is also believed to be related to other conditions associated with high blood pressure, such as heart disease.
Women from deprived areas are more prone to be obese at the onset of pregnancy. The study is based on more than 37,000 pregnant women over fifteen. The researchers discovered that maternal obesity has risen from 9.9% in 1990 to 16% in 2004. By looking at the mounting trend, scholars have concluded that by 2010, 22% of pregnant women would become overweight thus, putting strain on maternity services. It would also pose risk to the baby as well. Overweight mums-to-be are more likely miscarry, experience pre-eclampsia and dangerous blood clots or need a Caesarean section to deliver the baby, which is likely to be larger itself. Read
The analgesic you might be using to get rid of some minor aches and pains during pregnancy may have duel advantage to your body. While relieving you of that pain, it might also help reduce your pregnancy related problems. This is blessed by the analgesic ‘Aspirin.’ Might bring a great relief to mothers-to-be, skeptical about taking any medicines during pregnancy, the drug may amazingly reduce risk of giving birth prematurely and of potentially fatal complications, a new research claims. If you are a mothers-to-be and taking aspirin or other anti-platelet drugs, it may amazingly reduce your pre-eclampsia risk by 10 percent! Pre-eclampsia, marked by a sudden blood pressure increase after 20 weeks, can prove fatal to both the mother and the baby in her womb. Lelia Duley, professor of obstetric epidemiology at the University of Leeds said, It is something that pregnant women who are at high risk of pre-eclampsia should discuss with their obstetrician, doctor or midwife. So, take aspirin, not just to cure any pain, but also if you are high with pre-eclampsia risk or had a history of the disease before. Oops! This is not recommended for all! Discuss it with your obstetrician or doctor before taking any such dosages. Image
A recent study reveals that — the heavy females are at higher risk of developing number of problems which are related to pregnancy. The researcher collected the data from nearly 24,000 UK females who delivered their babies from 1976 to 2005, and they discovered that the weight of females before pregnancy counts much, as this can cause a number of risks like high BP, pre-eclampsia and also it can result in premature delivery. This study gives proof that obesity can cause a number of risks to the mothers and their newly born infants. The lead researcher of the study is Dr. Sohinee Bhattacharya of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. The researcher told that pregnancy of a heavy woman is always considered to be risky and it is looked on and monitored with utmost care. The researchers discovered that in comparison to the females, who have normal or ideal weight, the obese females have 50% more chances of having post-delivery bleeding and they are at higher risk of giving premature births at least by twice. They are at greater risk of getting operated for delivering baby due to some emergency complications. Females who are morbidly obese are at greater risk of having the problem of pre-eclampsia — a medical problem where hypertension arises during pregnancy and also kidney complications. In opposite to this, the study discovered that underweight females before pregnancy pose to have less chances of developing these complications. These females are like the normal-weight females and generally deliver underweight baby. The obesity is considered to be a main factor which can raise complications during the pregnancy. And now doctors should start awareness among their patients regarding this issue. In spite of giving best prenatal care, the counseling of the obese females is urgently required to advice them to shed their extra weight before getting pregnant. The study appeared in an online journal — BMC Public Health.