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“Impact of Pregnancy on Long Term Health World Women’s Day”
Pregnancy can have both positive and negative impacts on a woman's long-term health, depending on various factors such as age, pre-existing health conditions, and lifestyle habits. It can increase the risk of developing certain chronic health conditions such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, especially in women who had gestational diabetes or preeclampsia during their pregnancy. On the other hand, pregnancy is known to have a protective effect against certain types of cancer such as ovarian and endometrial cancer, especially if a woman has had multiple pregnancies. It can have lasting effects on a woman's mental health, with some studies suggesting that women who experience postpartum depression may have an increased risk of depression and anxiety in the long-term.
About the Speaker
Dr. Krishna Kumari
Senior Gynecologist, Apollo Hospital