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The Importance of Heart Health for Expecting Mothers

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During Pregnancy

Keeping good heart-healthy habits can not only offer you a healthier pregnancy, but it can also impact your heart health in the long-term. Here are some reasons to keep your ticker in tip-top shape throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

The Benefits of Good Heart Health

According to the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), pregnant women need to maintain optimal health during their pregnancy. They also reiterate the importance of doctors and other health care providers to encourage expectant women to adopt a healthy lifestyle by making positive changes during their childbearing years. Good cardiovascular health early in pregnancy will result in better lifelong fitness, and it can also reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. JAHA also reports that better heart health in early pregnancy can be linked to less thickening of the arteries' inner layers on the neck (an early sign of atherosclerosis) and better postpartum cardiovascular health.

Pregnancy and Heart Disease Statistics in the U.S.

Cardiovascular disease can complicate pregnancy, and women with hypertensive disorders can be at risk of maternal death. Here are some statistics reported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Journal.

  • Maternal heart disease is a considerable threat to women's long-term vascular health.
  • In the U.S., cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Cardiovascular disease accounts for 4.23 deaths per 100,000 live births.
  • Cardiovascular disease is the cause of 26.5% of pregnancy-related deaths.

Did Your or Your Child Suffer a Birth Injury? We Can Help.

You do everything you can to keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy. After taking good care of yourself and then learning your baby has suffered a birth injury or you had problems that could have been prevented is devastating news. When doctors improperly monitor both mother and baby before, during, or after the birth process, it can lead to complications, and you have the right to hold them accountable for their negligence.

At Bandas Law Firm, P.C., we understand that a child who has suffered a birth injury is not only an emotional event, but it can also put heavy financial burdens on parents. We are here to help you pursue compensation for your child's birth injury so you can have peace of mind knowing your child's future care and medical needs are covered.

Contact us today at (505) 393-6303 to learn how we can assist you.