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As a part of this wonderful, delicately balanced journey of pregnancy.

As a part of this wonderful, delicately balanced journey of pregnancy you go for health checkups, have nutritious food, and take prenatal vitamins.

Air Pollution and Pregnancy outcomes

As a part of this wonderful, delicately balanced journey of pregnancy you go for health checkups, have nutritious food, and take prenatal vitamins. But what about the air you breathe!!

While the rising levels of air pollution affect all, even more, serious adverse effects are noted on pregnancy, children, and the elderly. Pollution is measured by Air Quality Index (AQI)<

Sources of air pollution can be vehicle exhausts, building construction, burning of waste, factories, smoking, paints, household cleaners, mold, cooking fumes

Pollutants can be particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, asbestos, and more

Potential adverse effects on pregnancy include

  • Stillbirths-death of a baby in the uterus after 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Preterm births-birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy. These babies may have many complications due to prematurity
  • Low birth weight babies-
  • Autism
  • Asthma in mother can cause a lack of oxygen to mother and baby
  • Decreased fertility
  • Miscarriages
  • Congenital malformations

Measures to decrease the risks of air pollution to you and your baby are

  • * Check the Air Quality Index of your area daily
  • * Stay indoors
  • * Avoid high traffic areas in peak hours
  • * Healthy indoor environment by exhaust, chimneys, avoiding painting in the house, banning smoking
  • * Air purifiers -Indoor air needs purification

As a society we all should act collectively to decrease fossil fuels, do carpooling, use public transport, educate others, shutting off car engines on traffic lights, and have strict laws on pollution

Afterall “We don’t inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children”

Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital has the best Obstetrics and Gynaecology facilities in Delhi. It is home to the best Aakash MomMe Studio for prenatal and postnatal care. It has one of the best teams of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, as well as other support staff such as technicians, trained nurses to manage the NICU, baby delivery, labour room, and expert radiologists. The hospital is well-known for providing painless minimal access surgeries for fibroid removal, uterus removal, painless baby delivery, and lactation consultation. This is also one of Dwarka’s best maternity hospitals.

If you have any queries related to normal delivery, caesarian delivery, or delivery cost, book an appointment today and consult one of the best gynecologists in Delhi.

 

 

Dr. Shilpa Ghosh
Director & Head
Obs & Gynecology

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