Protect yourself during High-risk pregnancy

Protect yourself during High-risk pregnancy

Protect yourself during High-risk pregnancy
By UPHI Hospital, February, 25 2019

If you have a high-risk pregnancy you have to take extra care as you and your baby might be at higher risk of health issues before, during or after delivery. In general, special monitoring or care is required throughout your pregnancy. Know the risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy, and what you can do to take care of yourself and your baby.

Your pregnancy may be at high-risk if you

  • Are older than age 35
  • Smoke, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs
  • Have a history of chronic hypertension, diabetes, heart disorders, breathing problems like uncontrolled asthma, infections, and blood-clotting disorders like deep vein thrombosis.
  • Have a history of surgery on your uterus, like many C-sections, abdominal surgeries or surgery for uterine tumors (fibroids)
  • Have various complications that occur during pregnancy can pose risks. Like an abnormal placenta position, fetal growth restriction and Rh (rhesus) sensitization
  • Have multiple pregnancies.

How to get a healthy Pregnancy

Plan a preconception appointment to avoid Pregnancy Risk

If you're planning to conceive, consult your doctor. He or she may counsel you to start taking a daily prenatal vitamin with folic acid and get to a healthy weight before you become pregnant. If you have a medical condition, your treatment may need to be adjusted to get ready for pregnancy. Your doctor may also discuss your risk of having a baby with a genetic condition.

Seek out regular prenatal care for Baby

Prenatal visits can help your doctor monitor your and your baby’s health.

Eat healthily While You are Pregnant

In pregnancy, you'll require more folic acid, protein, calcium, and iron. Talk to your doctor if you have special nutrition requirements due to a health condition, like diabetes.

Gain weight wisely

Gaining the right amount of weight can be good for your baby's health and make it easier to shed the extra pounds after delivery.

Stay away from risky substances

Quit smoking, Alcohol and illegal drugs to make your pregnancy healthier.

Special tests to help avoid Pregnancy Risks

When you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may consider various tests in addition to routine prenatal screening tests. Depending on the conditions, your doctor may recommend:

  • Specialized ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Cordocentesis
  • Ultrasound for cervical length
  • Lab tests
  • Biophysical profile

Your doctor may find the exact problem through these tests and treat you accordingly to reduce the risks of pregnancy.

To Reduce the risk of High pregnancy, IVF Treatment can be availed.


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