High Risk Pregnancy

High Risk Pregnancy

High-risk pregnancies don’t necessary mean that there is inherent risk to the health of the baby or the mother, but certainly implies that extra care is warranted. High risk pregnancies happen either due to pre-existing health conditions, a previously difficult pregnancy or certain health conditions that you may have developed during the course of this pregnancy.

Health conditions like obesity, diabetes, blood disorders, chronic kidney problems etc., increase the risk during pregnancy. Also, certain lifestyle factors such as excessive smoking, drinking, drug abuse also pose a potential danger.

Weight-gain during pregnancy is normal, however, excessive weight can does pose a potential risk, as does high blood pressure. Conception at a later stage of your reproductive life is also difficult to sustain while thyroid related issues are an inherent risk to pregnancy.

  • Age of conception
  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Excessive weight-gain
  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Obesity
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Blood-related Disorders
  • Premature Labour
  • Past Miscarriages
  • Multiple Births
  • Foetal Problems in the past
  • Healthy Diet
  • Regular Doctor Visits
  • No smoking, alcohol
  • Adequate Physical Activity

Risk is an inherent component of pregnancies and appropriate care must be taken to ensure risks are mitigated and there is no serious danger to the life of the mother or baby at any stage of the pregnancy. However, contingencies and risks do occur and it is important to be able to anticipate and identify these even before they post a major threat.

Common risks during the course of the pregnancy manifest due to either pre-existing health conditions or adverse lifestyle habits during the course of the pregnancy. In each of these cases, it is imperative to seek immediate medical attention and make adequate lifestyle change.