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 .
Fetus complications: Birth defects, prematurity, low birth weight, abortion, and stillbirth .
Conclusion: All CHD female patients must receive pre-pregnancy counseling, thus preventing all pregnancy-related avoidable risks and complications for both mother and fetus.