High Risk Obstetrics
High Risk Obstetrics

High Risk Obstetrics

High Risk Obstetrics

High Risk Obstetrics

What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

A woman is said to have a high risk pregnancy when she or her baby or both are at an increased risk of health complications during or after delivery. Special care & expertise is required to ensure women with high risk pregnancy have a safe & healthy delivery.

In general, women under the age of 17 and above the age of 35 tend to experience health issues making it a high risk obstetric case. Women over 35 tend to experience gestational diabetes, preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) or intrauterine growth restriction.

But age isn't the only factor responsible. Here's a list of factors that put you at risk of a high-risk pregnancy:

Pre-Existing health conditions

A woman's general health condition is vital for her pregnancy. Women with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart issues, kidney or lung problems, autoimmune disorders, STDs tend to be at a greater risk of developing miscarriage & other complications during pregnancy. They are recommended to consult an experienced & expert gynaecologist & obstetrician to ensure a healthy & safe pregnancy. Dr. Sarada Mamilla is the best doctor for high risk pregnancy cases. With 20+ years of experience, she is skilled in ensuring health & safety of the mother & the baby alike.

Obesity & Being Overweight

Did you know, nearly 35% of women in the reproductive age group are obese or overweight? Obesity tends to make your pregnancy a high risk one as it can lead to high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, miscarriage, stillbirth & also recurrent miscarriage.

Multiple births

Women with more than one foetus, twins or more multiples, are always at high risk and tend to experience gestational diabetes, high blood pressure & preterm labour.


Placenta Pervia

This is a medical condition in which the patient experiences heavy bleeding, especially during contractions. In these cases, a cesarean delivery may be ideal to minimise risk of bleeding to both mother & baby.

Dr. Sarada Mamilla is the best gynaecologist & obstetrician for caesarean delivery (C-Section). She has experience & expertise in successfully handling the most complex of pregnancy cases.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders are also known to increase the risk of complications like urinary tract infections, foetal loss, preterm labour & intrauterine growth restriction during pregnancy.

Signs & Symptoms of a High Risk Pregnancy

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  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Fever of over 100.4
  • Heart palpitations
  • Persistent Severe headache
  • Swelling, redness or pain in the face or limbs
  • Depression
  • Vaginal bleeding or vaginal discharge
  • Difficulty breathing

Managing a High Risk Pregnancy

  • Consult a high risk pregnancy specialist
  • Closer follow ups with your obstetrician
  • Closer foetal evaluation
  • Frequent ultrasounds
  • Home blood pressure monitoring
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How can you prevent a high risk pregnancy?

A general healthy lifestyle is likely to lower your chances of high risk pregnancy.

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Eat a balanced diet with loads of fruits & vegetables
  • Exercise as advised by your doctor
  • Get enough rest
  • Limit intake of caffeine
  • Quit smoking & alcohol
  • Get the right prenatal care

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