High risk pregnancy
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
A high-risk pregnancy increases the risk to the pregnant woman's life and her fetus.For a normal pregnancy, the woman should neither be below 18 years of age nor above 35 years.
Factors That Impact a High-Risk Pregnancy
These factors include:
- The age of the pregnant person is under 18 and over 34 years.
- Pre-existing medical problems
- Pregnancy-related health issues
- Smoking, drug abuse, alcohol, and exposure to toxins
Symptoms ofa High-Risk Pregnancy
Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of a high-risk pregnancy and discuss them with your doctor:
- Constant stomach pain
- Severe exhaustion
- Chest pain
- Heart palpitations
- Unbearable headaches
- Your unborn baby's movement stops or slows.
- Little or no movement by the baby
- Severe vomiting
- Inflammation in the limbs and face
- High fever
- Suicidal thoughts
Common Medical Risk Factors for a High-Risk Pregnancy
Women with already existing medical issues have increased health risks during their pregnancies. These conditions are:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Lupus or multiple sclerosis
- HIV/AIDS COVID-19
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Blood clotting issues
- Body weight below 18.5
- Thyroid disease
High-Risk Pregnancy Complications
A high-risk pregnancy can be life-threatening if the pregnant woman suffers from the following medical conditions:
- Excessive bleeding during labor or after birth.
- Problems with your baby’s brain development.
- Preterm delivery
- Cesarean delivery
- High or low birth weight
- Congenital disabilities
Diagnosing a High-Risk Pregnancy
Pregnant women in this critical age bracket should get comprehensive prenatal care to detect high-risk pregnancies. The doctor should know the patient’s medical history and past pregnancies.
Your doctor will ask you to undergo these tests:
- Blood and urine
- Biophysical profile
Preventing a High-Risk Pregnancy
You can prevent a high-risk pregnancy by:
- Ensuring you are not below 18 years or above 34
- Avoiding alcohol, smoking, and drugs
- Telling your doctor about your personal medical history before getting pregnant
- Losing weight if obese
- Taking treatment for other medical issues
- Checking with your doctor about the medicines you are taking right now
- Taking safe sex precautions
At Maa Kauvery, we understand motherhood's special place in each woman's heart. That's why we take the best care of them whether a young pregnant girl or an older person comes in for delivery.
The founding principles of our hospital guide us to do our best for everyone who walks in here, not just as professionals but also as concerned human beings. We do this day after day, patient after patient, caring for them and strengthening our bonds with humanity.