High Risk Pregnancy

Factors for high risk pregnancy include:

  • Advanced maternal age: Risks are higher in mothers aged 35 and older
  • Lifestyle choices: Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and/or using drugs
  • Medical history: A C-section in the past, premature birth, low birth weight baby, family history of genetic conditions, history of pregnancy loss or stillbirths
  • Underlying conditions: Health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, anaemia, and infection
  • Complications in pregnancy: Problems with the cervix, uterus or placenta, too much or too less amniotic fluid, restricted foetal growth and Rhesus sensitization.
  • Multiple pregnancies: Pregnancy risks are higher in woman carrying twins or multiple babies.

To promote a healthy pregnancy, the following steps should be taken:

  • Schedule a preconception appointment: CareIndia can provide counsel to you to start taking daily prenatal vitamins and reach a healthy weight before you become pregnant.
  • Be cautious while using ART (Assisted reproductive techniques): Consider how many embryos will be implanted, as multiple pregnancies carry higher risk of preterm labour.
  • Seek regular prenatal care: This includes regular visits to a specialist in maternal-foetal medicine, genetics, paediatrics or other areas.
  • Eat a healthy diet: Eat foods which contain more folic acid, calcium, iron, and other essential nutrients. CareIndia can help provide a nutritional diet plan.
  • Gain weight wisely: The right amount of weight can support your baby’s health. Nutritionists at CareIndia will understand your lifestyle and health concerns before customising the correct diet for you.
  • Avoid risky substances: Smoking, alcohol and drugs are off limits in a pregnancy.