Overcoming Pregnancy When Suffering From Heart Disease?

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Good evening doctor. I have a heart disease and was told I can’t get pregnant. But it turns out conceded and the age of 6 weeks of pregnancy. Suggested forced to abort the womb. In what ways can I be safe and how can it affect my heart disease?

1 Answer:

Good evening Kusumayani, thanks for the question.


Basically there are 2 methods of abortion, namely by using drugs and by operative methods. Each method also has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as:

Having an abortion using drugs can cause more pain compared to the operative method
Using drugs can also cause more bleeding from the birth canal than the operative method
The failure rate using drugs is around 2-5% while operatives range from 1%
The incidence of post-abortion infections in both methods is equally low
Abortion using drugs requires more time and requires routine control, whereas the operative method only requires a shorter time and does not require control unless there are complaints

But for the choice of abortion, it also depends on the gestational age and the patient's condition whether there are certain conditions that are not possible to undergo one method.


Based on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, abortion methods using drugs are considered to be performed on certain women with a gestational age of less than 49 days, above the gestational age are advised to undergo the operative method. However, it should also be noted that the method of using drugs has its own provisions, which conditions can undergo this method. Conditions that must not undergo an abortion method with a drug are:

there is an IUD in the uterus during pregnancy
severe blood deficiency (anemia)
blood clotting disorders
currently taking anti-clotting drugs
liver disorders
have certain heart disease
have a history of uncontrolled seizures
certain hormone disorders

To find out which method is best for your condition that has heart disease, it is advisable to consult an obstetrician who is treating you because he is more aware of the history of heart disease that you are suffering from at this time, so a method that will not affect or worsen the condition will be chosen. your heart.


I hope this helps.

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