If you consult with your MOGA obstetrician before you become pregnant, you may receive advice about your pre-pregnancy health as well as things you can do to get your body ready for the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. This may include advice on nutrition, exercise, and strategies for remaining healthy throughout your nine months.
Once you’re pregnant, health monitoring for both you and your child becomes crucial. As well as coping with the common physical symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness, back pain, and heartburn, there are more serious conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure that can develop. Your fetus may require genetic testing, ultrasounds, and other monitoring to ensure a safe delivery.
Though fortunately rare, some pregnancies are classed as high-risk, where factors combine to create a statistically elevated chance of problems. These can include a mother with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease or other disorders. Your MOGA obstetrician can watch for complications arising from high-risk factors throughout your pregnancy.