Pregnancy Outcomes, An Indicator Of Long-term Health

George Saade, president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Texas share "the outcome of the pregnancy of a woman can be an indicator of future health." Saade presented to members of the SMFM compelling reasons and evidence that point of time a woman on the results of long-term health of the pregnancy. At the end of his presentation, stressed the importance of collaboration between the patients' medical review of medical records, especially emphasized by the outcome of pregnancy in women, which may be important in determining health status.

According to Saad, there have been several studies linking the hypertensive disorders during pregnancy or PIH (pregnancy-induced hypertension) and the results of long-term health. One study involved 15,065 women in Norway, whose medical records were analyzed for their health. "The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and then measured cardiovascular risk factors" (Magnussen EB, Vatten LJ Smith GD, Romundstad PR; doctors Obstet 2009), has shown that women with hypertension related to pregnancy are more risk for hypertension and metabolic abnormalities later in life. He also mentioned that other studies have indicated preterm birth, stillbirth and to limit or abnormalities in fetal growth is correlated with long-term problems of the mother cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, which may include insulin resistance and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Saade said "Pregnancy is a unique opportunity to identify women who may be at increased risk of chronic diseases later in life. If the patient has complications of pregnancy, treatment should not be to stop delivery or shortly after . It might be time to change the paradigm of short-term prenatal care, maternal care. It would be appropriate, the obstetrician to identify mothers who may be at risk of long-term illness, so that these women receive preventive treatment is need to start after birth, rather than waiting until they reach the age for routine checks of the general population. "

The study found that weight gain during pregnancy is an important factor that determines long-term health. In addition, research has shown that if a crash weight after giving birth to long-term obesity and its consequences. The results showed that, after giving birth is an important opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle a woman giving birth. One of the strategies of exercise, a balanced diet and breast-feeding even more important. Breastfeeding can support women to return to pre-pregnancy weight and improve his metabolism.

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