High Risk Pregnancy
High risk pregnancy – For many women, pregnancy is a time of unparalleled joy and expectation. But for others, especially those with chronic medical conditions or who are expecting multiples, pregnancy can be a time of intense fear and uncertainty. In those instances, both mother and child need specialized care to ensure good health. As per the recent statistics Five to ten percent of pregnancies are termed “high risk.” A pregnancy is “high risk” or “complicated” when the life or health of the mother or baby may be at risk. . When babies are born preterm, they have a higher risk for serious health problems. Families can cope more successfully with a high-risk pregnancy with appropriate medical intervention, education, and a strong support system. In fact, many risk factors can be identified even before conception occurs.
The department of OBG along with the Fetomaternal Unit provides comprehensive care for high-risk mothers-to-be and their unborn babies. We provide a hospital-based outpatient program that follows a multidisciplinary team approach.Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to offering comprehensive, compassionate care that includes
- Diagnosing potential pregnancy complications and fetal development issues in their early stages
- Providing top-of-the-line medical treatments to both mothers and infants
- Being compassionate and offering emotional support to the family.
MOM - High Risk Pregnancy Care
We are committed to providing comprehensive, integrated care for diagnosing, treating and managing high-risk, complicated pregnancies all within a single, family-oriented centre. The services include but are not limited to
- Preconception and genetic counselling
- Prenatal testing and diagnosis
- High-risk pregnancy consultation and maternity services
- Comprehensive 2-D, 4-D & Doppler ultrasound
- Diabetes education and nutritional counselling
- Lactation support and consultation
- Psychosocial assessment and lifestyle management
- Patient and family education classes and support groups
A high-risk pregnancy diagnosis shouldn’t automatically have a negative connotation. With proper care, 90 to 95 percent of high-risk pregnancies produce healthy, viable babies. The earlier a problem is detected, the better the chances that both mother and baby will stay healthy. It is important to remember, however, that not all conditions can be diagnosed, and some pregnancies begin normally, but develop problems later. Make sure you schedule regular visits with your doctor, before and after becoming pregnant.
Common Risk Factors For High Risk Pregnancy
Common Risk Factors
- Advanced maternal age is a risk factor.
- Chronic medical conditions, such as lupus, cancer, diabetes , high blood pressure or arthritis are few other factors.
- Systemic complications in pregnancy.
- Heart disease.
- Renal disease.
- Respiratory disorders.
- Hepatobiliary dysfunction.
- Haematological problems.
- Family history of mental retardation or birth defects.
- Women who have experienced miscarriages, pre-term deliveries, stillbirths, or neonatal deaths.