Heart Disease And Pregnancy: Things You Need To Know

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Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be filled with worries and concerns about complications. Some of these complications may be life-threatening to both the mother and the baby. Cardiovascular disease is one such leading cause of pregnancy complications. It can be caused by various factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. It is also more common in women who have had previous pregnancies and are older than age 35 years old. The symptoms of cardiovascular disease in pregnant women may include chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting spells, and rapid heart rate.

Being the providers of the best CardioCare Plan in India, we connect to such pregnant women with CVDs frequently. Here are the most common CVDs most women develop during pregnancy. 

Heart Disease During Pregnancy

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure during pregnancy is a condition in which the woman has a systolic blood pressure higher than 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure higher than 90 mmHg. If left untreated, high blood pressure during pregnancy can lead to preeclampsia, which increases the risk of maternal and fetal complications. Some signs of high blood pressure during pregnancy include headaches, nausea, vomiting, swelling in extremities or around the face or eyes, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease is a heart defect from birth. It affects the structure and function of the heart. It could be an issue if the mother didn’t receive proper treatment for this condition in her early years. Such women must consult their cardiologist before planning pregnancy and may need to take extra precautions, such as getting more frequent checkups or monitoring their blood pressure with a vital monitoring device closely.


Cardiomyopathy means the weakening and enlargement of the heart muscle. It can affect the mother during pregnancy, and it is important to be aware of this condition. It can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood and can lead to heart failure, and arrhythmia. If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, your doctor will monitor your condition closely to make sure that you are not putting yourself or your baby at risk for complications. It’s best to keep a patient monitoring system at home to check your vitals every day!


Arrhythmia is a medical condition that occurs when the heart beats irregularly. Some women experience this during pregnancy. It usually occurs in the second or third trimester and typically goes away after childbirth. However, it can sometimes be a sign of serious health problems that need to be addressed immediately. Having access to a heart rate monitor device can help in managing arrhythmia effectively.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes occurs when the body has trouble breaking down glucose (sugar) normally. This can lead to high blood sugar levels, which may cause other health problems like a heart attack or stroke. Women who have had gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing type 2 Diabetes and CVDs later in life so, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after pregnancy to prevent this from happening again.

Caring For Heart During Pregnancy

Pregnancy has a lot of physical, mental, emotional, and hormonal changes that can affect your heart health. The best way to care for your heart is to eat healthily, follow pregnancy exercise regularly, get enough sleep, manage stress levels, and carry CuroMe, a 5-in-1 Vital Monitoring Device. This FDA & CE Approved Device will help you manage heart conditions by checking your Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, ECG, SpO2 and Temperature and easily share your reports with a cardiologist. Indeed, CuroMe is your true companion in heart care during pregnancy!

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