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Progress in Medical Sciences ISSN: 2577 - 2996

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Progress in Medical Sciences. 2021; 5(1):(31-113)

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) & Pregnancy

Rawan Alhalabi and Samah Alasrawi*


Both pregnancy & Congenital Heart Disease affect each other, due to hemodynamics changes, which may affect both mother & fetus. In this article we are going to talk about pre-pregnancy assessment, complications, drugs & mode of delivery in pregnancy with Congenital Heart Disease.

Mother’s complications: Heart failure, arrhythmias, bleeding or thrombosis, and rarely maternal death [1].

Fetus complications: Birth defects, prematurity, low birth weight, abortion, and stillbirth [1].

Conclusion: All CHD female patients must receive pre-pregnancy counseling, thus preventing all pregnancy-related avoidable risks and complications for both mother and fetus.