Health wise- how do you prepare for pregnancy? Especially with heart arrhythmia

posted 3 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

beaubeee :  I literally just found out last night that I am accidently pregnant! I have a heart arrhythmia and I am on beta blockers that I have now stopped until I can get in to see the doctor. Maybe someone who is farther along than me can give you more specific answers? But I’ll update after I see my doctor!

Post # 3
8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We are talking about TTC in a couple years (we were thinking this year but decided to postpone) so I’ve been thinking about this a lot!

I am losing weight to be in a healthy weight range. This is the biggest thing for me.

Also just eating healthier and getting more exercise in general.

And last year I had my doctor test how well I absorb folic acid because my mom and brother have issues absorbing it properly so I wanted to have that figured out before even starting TTC just in case. My tests all came back good though!

If you have specific health concerns, you should consult with your doctor. Even if it’s a ways off it’s never to early to be informed.

Post # 4
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I can’t give you 100% of the advice you’re looking for because I’m noy pregnant.  However, what I’ve been doing to prepare to TTC is exercising every day (YouTube videos), jogging, and started taking prenatal vitamins as recommended by my doctor. I do have a minor heart condition which is mitral valve prolapse and cyanosis (not enough oxygen to my red bloods when I get cold). I don’t know how this might effect me if and when I get pregnant . I do experience chest pain that comes and goes without specific cause. Its just part of the issue and there’s nothing I can ever pinpoint to think what might have triggered the pain. I hope you get some answers here but for now I’d definitely ask your dr and get a current pap smear.

Post # 5
2664 posts
Sugar bee

Have you discussed your pregnancy plans with your cardiologist?

That should be your first step – have them advise if pregnancy is advisable with your specific condition and prepare you for appropriate treatment if it is.

I don’t have this specific impairment, but I had a good long talk with my cardiologist and he reviewed my history to advise me once pregnancy was a more imminent concern.

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