Inputs from experts at Fortis La Femme on pollution impacts on the health of pregnant women
Fortis La Femme is a unique facility, inspired by the core belief that a woman is a very special person with special needs. They provide comprehensive clinical and holistic care designed just for women which covers every stage of a woman’s life from menarche to menopause. Medical care at the hospital includes Obstetrics (Painless Labor), Gynecology, Neonatology (Level III NICU), Anesthesia, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgeries and Genetic & Fetal Medicine. Fortis La Femme provides comprehensive clinical and holistic care designed just for women which covers every stage of a woman’s life from birth, adolescence, motherhood, to menopause and beyond.
As we all know, Pollution cause defects during pregnancy or on new born baby, exposure to ambient levels of air pollutants are associated with low birth weight. Apart from factors such as lifestyle, late pregnancies, and weight issues, pollution is also emerging as a major cause for concern and if the mother is breathing polluted air, it is bound to impact the development of the unborn child from that pollution has a cascading effect on the child’s future development risk of contracting illnesses.
Ms. Anika Parashar, COO, Fortis La Femme along with her Doctors welcomes all sorts of interactions and queries around it. Here are a few points they can discuss in detail:
Be aware of the pollution levels so that you can take appropriate and timely precautions.
Consume a healthy diet that can help flush out toxins from the body. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Keep filters on air conditioners and heaters clean. Try using natural household cleaners instead of those laden with chemicals