High risk pregnancy care

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High risk pregnancy care


A pregnancy is considered as high risk when there are potential complications that could affect the health of the mother or the baby or both.  High risk mothers needs extra care and monitoring  from an expert obstetricians in order to prevent complications and to have a healthy pregnancy and successful delivery. Pregnancy risk factors includes

Present History : High risk pregnancy care

  • Being younger than 18 or older then 35
  • Being underweight or overweight
  • Short statured mother (< 140 cm)
  • Having twins or triplets

Having medical conditions like for high risk pregancy care

  • pulmonary disease / TB
  • Renal disease
  • diabetes,
  • hypertension
  • thyroid disorder,
  • heart disease,
  • Aneamia
  • Psychiatric illness
  • Epilpepsy
  • Infection in pregnancy

Previous Surgery history also come in high risk pregancy care

  • Previous abdominal or uterine surgeries
  • repair of complete perineal tear
  • repair of stress incontinence


Previous  History of       

  • Given birth more then 3 times
  • Preterm delivery ( birth before 37 weeks)
  • Still birth, neonatal death, or baby with birth defects
  • Given birth to a very large or very small baby
  • Previous two or more pregnancy loss
  • Rh – Iso immunisation or ABO incompatiability
  • Abnormal bleeding after delivery

Family History

  • Low socio economic status – Prone to have anemia, preterm labor or growth retarded babies
  • Family history of diabetes, hypertension, multiple pregnancy and congenital malformation
  • Having a family history of genetic disease


There are few things you can do to reduce the complications when you are in high risk category

  • Attend every antenatal checkups and follow your doctor’s advice. High risk pregnancy require more frequent antenatal visits and close monitoring .
  • Tell your doctor about your current health issues, medicine you are taking and previous medical conditions and surgeries at the initial visits
  • Have a healthy life style – follow your doctor’s and midwives advice on healthy diet, exercise and prenatal supplements.
  • Stay active, don’t smoke and don’t take alcohol if you are taking
  • Look after your emotional well being – take time out for yourself and reduce your stress levels where you can
  • Stay connected with your partner, friends and relations it gives moral support

Our clinic provides expert, multidisciplinary care for mothers and newborns who have complications identified during pregnancy. The exact care and treatment you will receive is depend on your particular condition and circumstances

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