The term “high-risk pregnancy” refers to those who have a threat to their pregnancy due to certain complications. During pregnancy, our doctors will monitor your health regularly, even though there are few minor risks associated with pregnancy.
Factors Responsible for a High-risk Pregnancy
Older age – The possibility of high-risk pregnancy increases in women of age above 35 years.
Lifestyle choices – a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and drinking alcohol can put your pregnancy at higher risk.
Health complications – several health complications can increase pregnancy risks. Some of them are
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes Miletus
- Thyroid disease
- Blood disorders
Pregnancy complications– There are some complications that can occur during pregnancy, including the abnormal position of the placenta, restricted fetal growth, called intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).
Multiple pregnancies – women carrying more than one baby are considered high-risk pregnancies.
Underweight or overweight can also lead to pregnancy complications.
Symptoms of High-risk Pregnancies
In the case of a high-risk pregnancy, a woman might experience any of the symptoms mentioned below:
- Losing consciousness suddenly
- Vaginal bleeding
- Unbearable pelvic pain and stomach pain
- Leakage of fluid from your vagina – This can result from the umbilical cord pushing into it.
Diagnosing high- risk pregnancies
A medical professional can diagnose high-risk pregnancy in a number of ways.
Based on your condition, a doctor might suggest the tests mentioned to diagnose any high-risk problems associated with your pregnancy.
- Targeted ultrasounds – These ultrasounds produce images which pinpoint a problem with a fetus’ development, such as anomalies.
- Blood Test– Routine blood tests are performed; the results may indicate any underlying health condition that increases the risk of pregnancy, like gestational hypertension.
- Urinalysis – This test can be used to diagnose conditions such as preeclampsia.
Steps To Take to Avoid Risks During Pregnancy
Get a preconception consultation with our expert gynaecologist, Dr. Susmitha Reddy at Matrusri Hospital. It is always best to schedule a preconception appointment to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Our experienced doctor suggests some tips to get your daily vitamins with folic acid and to lose or gain weight to reach a healthy weight before getting pregnant. Additionally, your doctor might tell you about the risks associated with hereditary problems that run in your families.
Regular prenatal visits to a gynaecologist help to monitor your health and your baby’s health which can prevent high risk pregnancies.
The most important thing to keep in mind before and during pregnancy is to stop smoking, drinking alcohol and taking illegal drugs. During the visit tell the doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medication or any other supplements for pre-existing health problems.
At Matrusri Hospital, we guarantee you personalized prenatal care and treatment based on your requirements and current health conditions. Our hospital is comprised of specialized doctors and high-end operating theatres to deal with any pregnancy complications, even with high-risk pregnancies.