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Pregnancy and Women with Congenital Heart Disease

Pregnancy and Women with Congenital Heart Disease - Symptoms

Pregnancy and Women with Congenital Heart Disease - How to prevent?

Planning pregnancy
Please consult with your cardiologist if you are considering pregnancy. Your cardiologist understands your heart condition(s) and will explain the effect of pregnancy on your health.

Ideally, pregnancy should be planned before conception. An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) or other tests may be performed to assess if your heart will be able to cope with the extra demand during pregnancy. Your cardiologist will then advise you on the risk and whether pregnancy is safe for you. For some heart conditions, your cardiologist may discuss the timing for surgery to improve your heart function before pregnancy.

Healthy lifestyle habits
It is important for any woman thinking of becoming pregnant to start observing a healthy lifestyle which includes healthy eating habits, no smoking, avoiding excessive intake of alcohol and doing exercise.

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