A pregnancy is termed high-risk generally when the baby’s health is at risk. This can occur due to various reasons. One of the most frequent reasons for a high-risk pregnancy is the mother’s age. An older woman is generally susceptible to a high-risk pregnancy than a woman in her twenties. This is common across different nationalities and ethnicities.
Other reasons for a high-risk pregnancy include pre-existing medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, asthma, renal issues, and others. These health conditions, more often than not, pose health risks to the expectant mother and the growing fetus. Call us to fix an appointment in order to rule out possibilities of pregnancy risks from any of the above mentioned health issues.
Gestational diabetes is a common health problem faced by expectant mothers. This, unlike the usual types of diabetes is seen only in expectant mothers and can affect the health of the mother and the baby if proper care is not taken at the right time. Pregnancies in women with PCOD are also termed high-risk pregnancies. Apart from this, in high-risk pregnancies, women are also likely to suffer from preeclampsia. Women who have had miscarriages before and are expecting again, are also likely to have high-risk pregnancies.
A woman going through a high-risk pregnancy will normally have more check-ups or consultations than a woman who isn’t in a high-risk pregnancy. This is to make sure there are no complications in the pregnancy.
A woman with a high-risk pregnancy needs to sometimes have her baby delivered earlier than full term if we find that the baby’s health is at risk.
Women who have multiple pregnancies (carrying twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc) also fall under the high-risk pregnancy bracket.
If you have any concerns regarding your pregnancy or feel you might be having a high-risk pregnancy, then do call us on 9811132693 to fix up an appointment for a consultation with us at Divine Clinic.