Pregnancy is, and should be, one of the most exciting and wonderful times in many women's lives. Most moms-to-be only want to daydream about what gender their baby will be, plan nursery decor, and imagine what their little one will look like. No one really wants to think about miscarriage statistics, getting a life-altering test result, or any of the other seemingly countless ways things could go wrong during an otherwise healthy pregnancy. But just because something is scary or negative doesn't mean you should ignore it. As a mom-to-be, there are certain maternal health issues you should ask your doctor about.
Personally, I had a high-risk pregnancy and was constantly worried about all the hypothetical worst case scenarios. But when I finally voiced my million and one concerns to my team of doctors, their answers, advice, and years of experience seriously calmed me down. So even if you're not sure what you should be asking or you're nervous what the answer might actually be to your biggest question, it's definitely in both your and your future baby's best interest to talk to your doctor about any and all maternal health issues. You may not be able to control many aspects of becoming a mother, but you can certainly be informed and educated to take charge of your health and pregnancy.