High-risk Pregnancy

What Is A High-Risk Pregnancy?

Every pregnant woman is susceptible to risks. High-risk pregnancies are dangerous to the mother’s, baby’s, or individual’s health. People who suffer high-risk pregnancies require immense care before gestation, during pregnancy, or after the baby is born. These steps are essential to reducing any potential complications.

However, having a high-risk pregnancy does not necessarily mean the baby and the mother will suffer complications. Despite health issues, it is possible to have a painless, normal delivery.

What Causes High-Risk Pregnancy?

High-risk pregnancies result from pre-pregnancy medical conditions or those developed during childbearing. Sometimes, the baby may cause a high-risk pregnancy. We will discuss these distinct factors in this section.

  1. Unhealthy Lifestyle: Some lifestyle habits can cause pregnancy complications and put you and your baby at potential risk. Smoking, drug abuse, and alcohol use are some of these.
  2. Multiple Births: When a mother is pregnant with more than one baby, it can lead to a high-risk pregnancy.
  3. Obesity: Out of all the women in their fertile years, around 35% deal with obesity. When a pregnant woman is obese, she is at increased risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, stillbirth, recurrent miscarriage, and pre-eclampsia.
  4. Pregnancy Complications: The risks can occur when complications arise while the mother is carrying the fetus. These complications involve fetal growth restriction, abnormal placenta position, and Rh sensitization.
  5. Existing Health Condition: A pregnant individual suffering from existing health problems, for example, epilepsy, blood or heart conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, thyroid diseases, and inadequately controlled asthma.

Multiple other risk factors exist that may contribute to high-risk pregnancies. If you seek the best guidance and a safe, painless delivery, Dr. Preeti Rastogi and our obstetrics team have experience dealing with high-risk pregnancies.

How Do We Diagnose High-Risk Pregnancy?

Depending on your conditions, we may recommend the following tests for diagnosing them:

  1. Physical Examination: To look for potential risks, Dr. Preeti Rastogi will perform a physical exam for you. In addition some blood test and urine test are done.
  2. Specialized Ultrasound: It is an imaging technique for fetal ultrasound and employs high-frequency waves to view the baby within the womb. The purpose of the specialized ultrasound is to comprehend any abnormal development or other supposed conditions
  3. Invasive Genetic Screening: these test involve CVS or amniocentesis to determine genetic conditions, familial disorders or chromosomal problems in the fetus. These procedures are done by Fetal Medicine Specialist.
  4. Non Invaisve Prenantal Test: This test is conducted to check the probability of certain chromosome problems. Our experts will extract and withdraw the fetus’ and mother’s DNA via the mother’s blood sample to screen the fetal DNA.

Our Treatment for High-Risk Pregnancy

For treating high-risk pregnancies, we take the following measures.

  1. Bed rest: We recommend rest for various pregnancy conditions, such as fetal growth problems, increased blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, vaginal bleeding, etc.
  2. Early delivery: We recommend early delivery for high-risk pregnancy patients to avoid stillbirths. It reduces the risk of pregnancy complications. For painless delivery in Gurgaon, you can contact Dr Preeti Rastogi. We offer the best facilities and treatments for you and your baby.
  3. Cervical cerclage: For preventing premature birth, we recommend cervical cerclage. This process keeps the cervix closed to keep the baby safe.
  4. Medication: The experts will monitor the medications for pre-existing medical conditions.  

Book An Appointment Now

Getting the best care during pregnancy is vital, especially when dealing with a high-risk pregnancy. For the best painless delivery cost and extended natal care, you can schedule an online appointment with Dr. Preeti Rastogi. Our team has over 20 years of experience and offers treatment for high-risk pregnancies.