Dr. Bhumika Shukla has over ten years of experience as a Gynecologist in Noida. She has worked at Felix Hospital and Fortis lafemme before opening Niraamaya Clinic directly to serve her patients directly and offer that personal touch that hospitals cannot.
She has over 10 years of experience practicing at Aaradhya Neuro And Gynae clinic and cloudnine hospital, where she provides high risk obstetric care as well as laparoscopy procedures.
If you are concerned about high risk pregnancy in Noida, consult Dr. Bhumika at Niraamaya Clininc.
What is High Risk Pregnancy?
Discovering that one is pregnant is often an exciting and joyous moment in a woman’s life, yet some pregnancies may pose serious health risks to both mother and baby.
Pregnancies that are high-risk can occur for various reasons, including previous miscarriages, family histories of genetic conditions or pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes or hypertension. Some women may even develop high-risk pregnancies due to advanced age which increases their chances of complications during delivery or after birth.
If you are pregnant and at high risk, it is crucial that you visit a maternal-fetal medicine specialist early on in the gestation period. With close monitoring and proper care, it may be possible to reduce risks and ensure a safe delivery – it may even be advised that you give birth in hospital as this offers additional protection both for both mother and child.
What are the Causes of High Risk Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a delicate process and should be handled with great care for both mother and baby. Sometimes complications arise due to health problems, making the gestation high risk. These may include medical conditions of both parties or lifestyle choices like smoking or drinking alcohol during gestation.
Preeclampsia, gestational high blood pressure, fetal growth restriction and rhesus sensitization (when you have an Rh negative blood type and your unborn baby has an Rh positive blood type) are some of the common factors associated with high risk pregnancies. Additional risk factors during gestation may include advanced maternal age or smoking.
Pregnancy requires you to follow a healthy diet, while smoking and drinking alcohol should be avoided as this can lead to miscarriages and other health complications. Furthermore, you should rest sufficient hours per night as this will improve blood circulation while relieving fatigue and stress.
What are the Treatment Options for High Risk Pregnancy?
As soon as your doctor gives you news that you have a high-risk pregnancy, it may be disconcerting and make you fearful – but remember there are treatments available and try to remain positive. One effective way to cope is to surround yourself with support systems; such as family, friends or a support group for women in similar situations.
An intensive management strategy may include closer follow-ups with your ob-gyn and more tests to monitor both mother and fetus health, and potentially referral to a maternal and fetal medicine specialist who specializes in complicated pregnancies.
One factor that may elevate a pregnancy to high-risk status is advanced maternal age (over 35), prior preterm delivery, certain medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes and multiple gestations like twins or higher-order multiple gestations. Preexisting health issues or lifestyle choices could increase risks; to mitigate them you could take steps prior to conception such as changing these behaviours or making lifestyle adjustments that reduce risks before becoming pregnant.
What are the Costs of High Risk Pregnancy?
All pregnancies involve risks, but certain risk factors increase the chances of complications during gestation and delivery. Some can be identified before conception occurs while others may arise during gestation itself. Some risk factors could include:
Other risk factors associated with high risk pregnancies:
Women can minimize many of the risks associated with high risk pregnancies by prioritizing their health, attending all prenatal appointments and forgoing unhealthy habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol, such as quitting smoking and cutting back on alcohol consumption. Unfortunately not all risk factors can be eliminated during gestation if there are medical conditions before becoming pregnant, which makes specialized care from experts on high risk pregnancies imperative if expecting mothers want a safe birth without needing medical interventions at delivery – giving their baby the best start possible in life.