Although risk involves in all types of pregnancies, high-risk pregnancies pose more threat to the health of the mother or the child. A woman with high risk needs extra pre-natal care and support compared to uncomplicated pregnancy. A pregnancy is considered to be of high risk when the pregnant woman has any of the following problems:
Diabetes in pregnancy
pre-eclampsia and hypertensive disorder
previous or recurrent pregnancy loss
preterm labour and delivery,
pregnancy with cardiac and any medical disorder
The presence of any of the problems mentioned above in a pregnant woman needs extra care. You should follow all the instructions of your health care provider carefully.
How does high-risk pregnancy affect the child?
A high-risk pregnancy causes health problems for both mother and child. A child may get affected by the following issues.
Disorder in breathing
Problems in vision and hearing
Delays in growth
Mental health problems
Problems in behaviour
Posing a risk in the future for the mother
Many women can give birth to a healthy child even after a high-risk pregnancy. But their health may be at risk in the future. They may face the problems like:
Complications may arise in future pregnancies
High blood pressure
Mood swings, including postpartum depression
Type 2 diabetes
Diagnosis of high-risk pregnancy
To diagnose high-risk pregnancy, you will have to tell about your health history or any past conditions related to your pregnancy. If your pregnancy involves risk, you will need special monitoring of your health throughout your pregnancy.
The doctor may conduct the following tests to monitor the health of the mother and the fetus.
Blood and urine tests check for any congenital disabilities or genetic conditions in the baby.
Monitors breathing and movements to ensure that the baby is getting enough oxygen.
Ultrasonography takes images of the baby to check for any congenital disabilities.
Treatment of High-Risk Pregnancies
The treatment of high-risk pregnancies depends upon various factors. The treatment of high-risk pregnancies includes
Follow-up with your obstetricians
Consultation with maternal-fetal specialists.
Evaluation of fetal with the help of ultrasounds.
Monitor blood pressure at home.
Take regular medications to manage any preexisting conditions.
If the problem cannot be solved by giving medicines and the risk increases, you may have to undergo labor induction or C-section. High-Risk Pregnancy treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
How to prevent high-risk pregnancy?
By taking some measures, you can reduce the risk of pregnancy. You can do the following things to minimize the risk:
Avoid drugs and alcohol
Try to maintain a healthy body
Keep your body weight under control
Take care of preexisting health conditions
Try to be aware of health risks before being pregnant
Try to plan your pregnancy between 18 and 34 years of age
Have sex safely
Consult with your doctor if you are taking any long-term medications to make sure that it is safe
When should you see your doctor?
You should see your doctor when you notice any problems related to pregnancy. These problems may arise after six weeks of ending the pregnancy, and you should be aware of any issues and visit the healthcare provider immediately. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital today.