When first-time moms-to-be are told of possible risks and complications of pregnancy, their first reaction might be..."what was I thinking?"
But not all women are prone to disease or high risk pregnancy and, if so, a discussion with your obstetrician can reveal a host of preventatives, diagnoses or treatments available for many of them.
A proper diet with supplements such as folic
acid to ward off possible birth defects, and iron
to avoid anemia, remain just some of the more simple ways to maintain robust health for you and your unborn child throughout pregnancy.
More about pregnancy risks & complications around the Web:
MedlinePlus: Health Problems in Pregnancy - Top-notch directory page for a broad range of breaking news
and links on diseases, risk factors, pregnancy-related preexisting
or developing health conditions, symptoms, diagnosis, research
Merck Manual - Risk Factors Present Before Pregnancy -
Facts on pregnancy and heart disease, anemia, kidney disease, seizure disorders, diabetes, asthma and other conditions, with an overview of risk factors pertaining to physical characteristics, socioeconomic conditions or problems with a previous pregnancy.