High-risk pregnancy and important things to take care
High-risk pregnancy a name which disturb all becoming mother’s. A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus. It often requires specialized care from specially trained providers.
What is a High-risk Pregnancy?
By definition, a high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy that could threaten the health or life of the mother or the unborn child. While there is always an implicit risk to a pregnancy, a high-risk pregnancy tends to be affected by pre-existing conditions or factors that the mother often knows about. At other times, however, a pregnancy can become high-risk after fertilization, based on certain changes in the body, or new medical developments.
Some pregnancies become high risk as they progress, while some women are at increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a variety of reasons.
Main reason: There are some reasons by which High risk pregnancy occur.
- High Blood Pressure
- Multiple Birth
- Autoimmune Disease
What are the risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy?
Sometimes a high-risk pregnancy is the result of a medical condition present before pregnancy. In other cases, a medical condition that develops during pregnancy for either mom or baby causes a pregnancy to become high risk.
Particular factors that may add to a high-risk pregnancy include:
- Advanced maternal age. Pregnancy in mothers aged 35 and older, younger than 19 years of age carry more risk.
- Lifestyle decisions. Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk.
- Underlying Medical Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy — increase pregnancy risks. A blood condition, such as anemia, an infection or an underlying mental health condition also can increase pregnancy risks.
- Multiple pregnancies. Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples.
- Overdue pregnancy. You might face additional risks if your pregnancy continues too long beyond the due date.
- Prior repeated pregnancy losses. congenitally malformed babies repeated preterm labor, abortions, Early neonatal deaths
- Various complications that develop during pregnancy pose risks, such as problems with the uterus, cervix or placenta, or severe morning sickness that continues past the first trimester. Bleeding anytime during
Early and regular prenatal care helps many women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries without complications. So you have to take care of certain points in this case says by Dr. Geeta Rustagi Senior Gynecologist at Triveni Multispecialty Hospital Gurgaon which are fallowing:
Specialized Hospital: Depending on your specific condition, you may need to deliver the baby at a different hospital with physicians who specialize in dealing with high-risk pregnancies.
Medication: You may need to go on certain medications to control high-risk medical conditions, such as blood pressure medication or insulin injections, to mitigate the effects of the diseases on your child.
Checkups: regular prenatal checkups will be required for a high-risk pregnancy, particularly regular ultrasounds to ensure that development is happening normally.