High-risk pregnancy puts you and your unborn baby at risk for various health problems during pregnancy, and delivery. Mothers with high-risk pregnancy need special monitoring and care throughout their pregnancy.
The potential risk factors that can lead to a high-risk pregnancy include:
Advanced maternal age (> 35 years old)
Maternal health problems: Any medical condition present before pregnancy or those that develop during pregnancy including hypertension, overweight, obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease, heart disorders, etc.
Pregnancy complications. Abnormal foetal position, foetal growth restriction, etc.
Multiple pregnancies (Twins, triplets, etc.)
Pregnancy history: If you had a medical condition including high blood pressure, diabetes or if you had premature delivery, the risk of having these during your next pregnancy will be high.
High-risk pregnancies can be prevented by:
Preconception care: If you're planning to get pregnant, consult your gynaecologist on taking optimum nutrition, vitamins with folic acid and having a healthy weight before pregnancy.
Prenatal care: After conception, visit your gynaecologist regularly to monitor yours and your unborn baby's health.
If you smoke, drink alcohol or take illegal drugs, make sure you quit these habits that are harmful to you and your unborn baby’s health.
You may be advised some special tests including:
Targeted ultrasound: This test uses high-frequency sound waves to view the unborn baby’s development in the uterus.
Prenatal cell-free DNA screening: The foetal DNA is screened for the risk of chromosomal problems.
Invasive genetic screening: During this test, amniotic fluid is tested to identify genetic conditions and the brain or spinal cord (neural tube defects) abnormalities.
Manipal Hospital is the best high-risk pregnancy hospital in Dwarka, Delhi offering best services and facilities and having best gynecologists in Delhi to take care of you.