High Risk Pregnancy

High Risk Pregnancy

If someone has a high-risk pregnancy, her baby might be at risk of health problems before, during, or after delivery compared to the normal delivery pregnancy. For that medical condition, special monitoring of healthcare is required throughout pregnancy. Usually, high-risk pregnancy is an outcome of a medical condition present before the pregnancy, while in another case, a medical situation occurs during the pregnancy for either mother or the child or both, which eventually causes a pregnancy to be high risk.

Causes of high-risk pregnancy:

High-risk pregnancy is directly proportional to an increase in age. Thus, chances of high-risk pregnancy are higher if the mother is older than 35.
If the mother is in the wrong habitat, such as smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs can also put a pregnancy at risk.
Health issues such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease, heart or blood disorders, poorly controlled asthma, and infections of the mother can increase the risk of pregnancy.
There is N number of situations that occur during pregnancy that can pose high risks. Examples include an unusual placenta position of the baby, and foetal growth is less than the 10th percentile for gestational age (foetal growth restriction) and rhesus (Rh) sensitization. This could lead to a potentially serious condition if the mother’s blood group is Rh-negative and the baby’s blood group is Rh-positive.
The risk of pregnancy is much higher if the mother carries more than one foetus.

Steps that promote healthy pregnancy:

If the couple is thinking about family planning, then they should consult their health care provider. They can advise you on pills that provides prenatal vitamin with folic acid so that the mother can reach a healthy weight before you become pregnant. If the mother has a medical condition, their treatment might be adjusted in preparation for pregnancy. The health care provider might also discuss the possible risk of having a baby with a genetic condition.
Prenatal visits can also help to take care of the health of the mother and the baby. The mother might be referred to a specialist in maternal-foetal medicine, genetics, paediatrics, or other areas for clearance if there may occur any medical situation.
Smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs should also be off-limits. The mother should inform the health care provider about any medications or supplements that the mother is taking.

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