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Pregnancy brings about many changes—both for the mother and baby. While most women have normal, healthy pregnancies, everyone is at some risk for problems.
Issues during a pregnancy can range in severity—from poor nutrition, nausea or fatigue to gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infectious diseases or premature birth. With the proper planning, education and physician involvement, many risks can be greatly reduced or avoided. Scott MacGregor, DO, Maternal and Fetal Medicine at NorthShore, gives his recommendations about what women can do both before and during their pregnancy to ensure a healthy self and baby:
What are some things you’ve done to prepare for a healthy pregnancy? What have you done during your pregnancy? -- Have high-risk pregnancy questions? View Dr. MacGregor's online medical chat transcript on the topic.