Raising the family can be the desire of many people in the year that begins. However, before taking the first step, it is advisable to take some care that will ensure a calm and healthy pregnancy. “Some precautions are essential for the woman to be more prepared for pregnancy, minimizing the risk of some potential complications”, points out *Renato de Oliveira, gynecologist and infertile cryogenesis.
The expert then reports step by step for the next nine months. Check it out:
1- Consult your gynecologist – It is a great time to make a general assessment of your health and clarify all questions. Talk to the doctor about your history of personal illnesses, besides possible previous pregnancies.
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2- Know the family history of diseases – It is important to investigate if there are cases in the family of sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, developmental delays, congenital defects or coagulation problems. This process is necessary to prevent pregnancy complications and evaluate the possibility of risks for the baby.
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3- Invest in folic acid – A vitamin supplementation of folic acid at least 3 months prior to pregnancy is indicated. This may reduce the risk of defects in the neural tube closure of the baby, which corresponds to the spine and part of the head. Therefore, talk to your doctor.
4- Check and update your vaccination booklet – It is recommended to be up to date with the vaccines for rubella, measles, cocqueluxe, hepatitis B and tetanus. “The last three can be done in pregnancy if necessary. The influenza vaccine is suitable for all pregnant women. There are certain periods for the vaccination, so it is necessary to follow medical advice”.
5- Get healthy habits – Studies show that it is more difficult to get pregnant when you are very overweight or exaggeratedly underweight. “In addition, women who maintain a healthy lifestyle are less susceptible to the risk of developing gestational diabetes, for example,” she explains. The practice of physical exercise is fundamental for a strengthening of the muscles in order to deal more adequately with changes in the body during pregnancy. “Another tip is to decrease the excessive consumption of alcohol, which can alter the menstrual cycle and make ovulation more difficult, and abandon smoking,” concludes Renato.
*Renato de Oliveira – Graduated in Medicine in 2007 at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics between 2009 and 2012 at the Center for Integral Attention to Women’s Health (CAISM) at UNICAMP. Medical specialization in Human Reproduction at the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, between 2012 and 2014. Gynaecologist responsible for the area of human reproduction of Cryogenesis. Member of the infertility team at Instituto Ideia Fértil. Participated in several publications on endometriosis, infertility and carcinoma in the cervix.
Cryogenesis, which was born in São Paulo and has more than 15 years of experience with stem cells, is an institutional member of AABB (North American Association of Blood Banks). The clinic is a reference in stem cell collection and cryopreservation services, reproductive medicine, platelet gel and apheresis, including the differentiated technique of extracorporeal photopheresis. Its mission is to stimulate the development of biotechnology through research, ensuring a cellular reserve for future genetic treatment. www.criogenesis.com.br