Risks of Getting Pregnant During a HIV/AIDS Infection
Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome attack the human immune system and damage it. As a result the body may not be able to fight off certain rare illnesses. The disease can be passed by three ways like unsafe vaginal sex, sharing of infected needles and from mother to her baby during birth or through breast feeding. It is not necessary that the new born will definitely get the virus infection. According to studies, the chances are one in seven.
- Before preparing to get pregnant, have a through check up of the blood sample for any infection.
- If you have already been affected by the disease, it is safe to go through a caesarean section. This will reduce the chance of infection during birth.
- The breast milk of a woman with HIV contains enough viruses to infect a baby during breast feeding. So, avoid feeding the new born.
- If a woman is infected with HIV, medical care and certain drugs given during pregnancy can lower the chance of passing HIV to her baby.
- Take care of the hygiene factor. Make sure that you are affected by any STDs.
- Have a healthy diet rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency can increase the chance of HIV infection in your baby.
- Avoid smoking and other substance abuse.
- Learn as much as possible about the disease and its transmission.