Pregnacy & Sleep Apnea Care in Lexington, KY
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes your blood oxygen level to diminish while you sleep. This occurs because of an obstruction in the airway makes the patient stop breathing several times each night during sleep.
Untreated sleep apnea leads to serious health consequences, including strokes and heart attacks. For women who are pregnant, sleep apnea can cause a strain on your system, putting your own health and the health of your child at risk.
Do You Suffer From Sleep Apnea?
Patients with sleep apnea are usually heavy snorers. Another major symptom of sleep apnea is making loud gasping noises at night. But patients who suffer from sleep apnea usually don’t remember these episodes, and it’s often your sleep partner who will first notice your sleep apnea symptoms.
The following symptoms are common for both sleep apnea sufferers and women who are expecting a child:
- Weight gain
- Frequent nighttime urination
- Daytime fatigue
- Increased blood pressure
If you notice signs of sleep apnea, contact Dr. Patricia Takacs right away at 859-286-2414. We’ll make sure you get the correct diagnosis and the best possible care for you and your child.
Essential Self-Care for Expectant Mothers
If you’re expecting a child, the decisions you make about your health are crucial for safeguarding the health of your unborn child. That’s why it’s so important for women who are pregnant to practice effective self-care.
There are basic things you can do for your health such as maintaining a balanced diet that’s rich in nutrients to assist your child’s development. Getting the correct amount of healthy sleep will also benefit you and your unborn child.
Dr. Takacs is a mother herself and she wants to see everyone get the care they need to protect themselves and their families. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about sleep apnea and how it can affect you and the people around you.
You can also fill out the easy submission form on this page and one of our friendly team members will get right back to you. We’re here to help you get the care you need.