Women with heart diseases, such as pulmonary hypertension, coarctation of the aorta, aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, etc. are at greater risk during and after pregnancy. The heart disorders in an expectant mother can also be fatal for her fetus as well. An expansion in the volume of circulating blood happens due to the fact that the uterus and the fetus develop, the uteroplacental and fetal circulation arises. Then, following an expansion in the volume of circulating blood, cardiac yield also progresses - the heart operates with extended stress.
In the second half of pregnancy, when the level of the standing height of the uterine fundus rises, the diaphragm also rises high - the diaphragm seems to support the heart and of course, this makes it difficult for it to work. In addition, the need for oxygen increases significantly, because more oxygen is required to ensure the blood supply to the fetus. However, if there is any kind of heart disease in an expectant mother, then of course all these physiological changes give such a load to the sick heart that it can be difficult for the heart to cope with.
Pregnancy With Heart Diseases Treatment
It is of utmost importance for women who already have some sort of heart diseases, or develop heart diseases amidst pregnancy to opt for specialized care. On top of that, It would be a better idea to see your gynecologist if you have pre-existing heart diseases and planning for conception. This will help your gynecologist to access your condition in advance and make the essential pregnancy plan accordingly.
At Dr. Sushmita Mukherjee’s Clinic, we offer intense care for expectant mothers with various heart diseases before, during, and after pregnancy. At our clinic in Indore, you can find a team of doctors with extensive experience in high-risk pregnancy treatment. We strive hard to deliver comprehensive and world-class maternity treatment both to the mothers and their babies as well.