If the expectant mother is too young or too old, gives birth too often or has an additional illness, this can put her and her baby’s health at risk. Such pregnancies are called ‘high-risk pregnancies’ and require more serious follow-up by a doctor.
The aim of pregnancy follow-up is to optimize the health of mother and baby throughout pregnancy and to ensure that the baby is born healthy. Pregnancy follow-up starts as soon as the pregnancy is diagnosed. Two weeks after the diagnosis is made with blood and urine tests, the gestational sac can be visualized by ultrasound. This imaging is used to check for ectopic pregnancy or any anomalies.
Pregnancy is a natural process. One of the most risky periods in this process is the first 12 weeks. The risk of miscarriage decreases with the completion of the first 12 weeks.
Nutrition during pregnancy is very important for both mother and baby. The mother’s age, height and weight are important for the nutrition program. Sugar consumption should be minimized during pregnancy. Organic foods rich in protein, folic acid and vitamin C should be preferred. In addition, meat, chicken, fish, kefir and eggs are foods that should definitely be included in the diet.