Can Women with RHD Get Pregnant?

Q:

My husband and I plan to have our baby next year, but I have RHD. Is it OK if I get pregnant?

A:

In pregnant women, the blood volume increases by 30%-50%. Therefore, the pressure on the heart valves increases. It is quite dangerous for those with rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

It is vital to have pre-conception of RHD, because it helps women have earlier diagnosis and treatment. In this way, patients with RHD are less likely to have complications. Women with RHD should go through detailed assessment before pregnancy. Even if the patient does not plan for pregnancy, she should design her own fertility plan. Without the recommended preconception planning, both the mother and the baby can be faced with greater risks in an expected pregnancy.

 

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