Health Guide

What are the risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy?

  • Advanced maternal age: (Age 35 & above).
  • Lifestyle choices.
  • Medical history: eg. Prior C sections
  • Underlying conditions. diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy etc
  • Pregnancy complications.
  • Multiple pregnancy.Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples.

What steps can I take to promote a healthy pregnancy?

  • Schedule a preconception appointment.
  • Be cautious when using assisted reproductive technology (ART).
  • Seek regular prenatal care.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Gain weight wisely.
  • Avoid risky substances.

Do I need special tests?

  • Specialized or targeted ultrasound.
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS).
  • Cordocentesis.
  • Cervical length measurement
  • Lab tests.
  • Biophysical profile.

Can I have a planned home birth?

Home birth isn’t recommended in such pregnancies.

What else do I need to know about high-risk pregnancy?

You should discuss with your doctor about your medical conditions if any like

  • Decreased fetal activity
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent headaches
  • Pain or cramping in the lower abdomen
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Regular or frequent contractions
  • Pain or burning with urination