Reduction of Preterm Birth Rates Starts at Pre Conception
Pre Conception Care is one of the upcoming terms and concepts being widely followed by couples and advised by doctors worldwide. It is really important to take complete care of a number of aspects for having a successful pregnancy, especially in today’s highly polluted world with a number of harmful environmental changes, which can highly affect mind and body. The increase in stress levels today has been alarming due to peer work pressure and a highly competitive world. Apart from these factors, there are other detailed aspects such as low fertility levels, or low fitness levels in couples, which add to the unsuccessful pregnancy results most of the times.
The meaning of preterm births is when babies are born before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy, and are categorized into three sections, which are – extremely preterm (less than 28 weeks), very preterm (28 to 32 weeks), and moderate preterm (32 to 37 weeks). Preterm births are responsible for a huge number of deaths in babies, with the number of cases increasing every few years.
Not only is preterm birth responsible for a number of deaths, it is also responsible for a number of lifelong disabilities for the survivor babies. Some of the common reasons for the occurrence of preterm births are genetics, health issues such as blood pressure and diabetes, multiple pregnancies, or obesity.
Pre Conception Care to Reduce Preterm Births
As discussed, pre conception care is an upcoming concept to achieve a successful pregnancy, achieve complete health of the baby, and to reduce preterm births. Pre Conception care involves an intervention in which thorough knowledge about conceiving, health and fitness, nutrition and managing mental health, along with other biomedical and social measures are provided which help in successful pregnancies.
Pre Conception terms are highly useful in preventing preterm births, and reduce the risk of the overall complications which can occur during the pregnancy.
Services Provided During Pre Conception Care to Reduce Preterm Births
The measures and services which are provided during the pre conception care involve a number of factors such as age planning for pregnancy, managing body weight before, during and after pregnancy, providing nutrition plans for women, vaccinations, screening and diagnosing for mental and physical health issues, providing plans for treating them, eliminating use of alcohol, drugs and smoking, and diagnosing and treating chronic diseases.
Not only are these factors provided, these are thoroughly noted and made a record of for each couple, which aid in the reduction and prevention of preterm births. It is also the duty and responsibility of the respective couple to adhere to the intervention to make their attempt a successful one.
One of the highly sought after gynecologists in Gurgaon is Dr. Meenakshi Sauhta, who has wide experience and expertise in High Risk Materno- Fetal Medicine and Gynecological Pathology for more than 20 years. She holds an accord with obstetrics patients, high risk, and minimally invasive gynecological procedures. She holds memberships in a number of acclaimed medicinal bodies, and thrives to widespread medicinal education nation-wide.