During pregnancy the condition of the fetus in the stomach is closely related to the health of the mother during pregnancy. So that when you are pregnant, it is highly recommended to meet all the nutritional needs that support optimal fetal development and growth. Even so, some pregnant women are worried because there are pregnant women suffering from infectious diseases which are feared to have an impact on fetal growth. Some diseases such as syphilis, hepatitis B and Aids must be watched out for because they are transmitted to the fetus.
The following is an explanation of the types of diseases of pregnant women that can be transmitted to the fetus:
1. Aids disease
Aids disease is a type of disease that disrupts the immune system due to infection by the HIV virus. Symptoms that are often experienced by pregnant women who suffer from AIDS are experiencing weak immunity which is very susceptible to other diseases such as cancer, neurological diseases or infection of the digestive tract. Until now, the world of health has yet to find a drug that can cure AIDS. That is, a drug that can slow down the attack of the virus in the patient’s body. This disease is very concerned about because it has a high risk of up to 99% of it can be transmitted to the fetus. Transmission of this disease can be through three ways, namely blood circulation between the mother and the fetus during pregnancy, contact infection that occurs between the baby and the mother’s blood during childbirth, while the third is through breast milk. This is very worrying and has a bad impact on the health of the fetus, babies who have this virus are unlikely to survive long enough to fight viral infections in their body.
2. Syphilis disease
Furthermore, a disease that endangers the fetus while in the womb is syphilis. This disease can be transmitted through relationships that change partners, not only disturbing the health of pregnant women but will be transmitted to the fetus in the womb. So that it can worsen the condition of the fetus in the womb even though transmission to pregnant women who experience this disease infection will be different because it depends on the transmission of bacteria in the blood of pregnant women. In a fetus who is infected with this disease, it will be at risk of getting infection and interfering with development until it is born with an age and weight that is less than normal babies. Even in some severe cases it will cause death to the fetus in the womb.
3. Hepatitis B
This disease occurs due to a viral infection that attacks the liver, although the initial symptoms are mild, such as nausea, mild fever, pain in the joints and swelling in the right abdomen, but if it continues it will have a yellow color in the eyes and skin along with it. with a change in the color of the urine that is getting more concentrated. If a mother has hepapitis B, it is likely that it will be transmitted during her pregnancy. This disease is very easy to transmit, even the risk is much higher than the transmission of AIDS from mother to fetus.
Thus it is very important to maintain health in order to avoid these diseases. Do an examination before deciding on a pregnancy. Besides, you should have a healthy lifestyle to protect yourself from these diseases.