eWellness: Some tips to prevent congenital heart disease


Dr KK Aggarwal    21 May 2018

  1. Consult your doctor before consuming any over-the-counter medications if you are pregnant or trying to conceive.
  2. Keep your blood sugar levels under control before conceiving.
  3. If you weren’t vaccinated against rubella, or German measles, avoid exposure to the disease and speak with your doctor about prevention options.
  4. If you have a family history of congenital heart defects, ask your doctor about genetic screening. Certain genes may contribute to abnormal heart development.
  5. Avoid drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs during pregnancy.

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