For women who are diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, treatment varies depending on the risk factors.
Some changes to high blood pressure medication may be necessary during pregnancy. A health care provider can also offer advice about the best way to keep blood pressure under control. Suggestions may include recommendations to limit salt intake and get regular exercise.
Gestational diabetes, or developing diabetes during pregnancy, increases the risk of pregnancy complications. However, many women have healthy pregnancies and healthy infants because they follow a health care provider’s recommended diet and treatment plan. A woman diagnosed with gestational diabetes should1:
Some women with gestational diabetes will also need to take medicine, such as an oral hypoglycemic tablet or insulin to help manage their diabetes.
HIV infection can be passed from a mother to her fetus as well as during childbirth and breastfeeding, but treatment can prevent transmission.
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