In women, pregnancy is perhaps the most important phase of life, physically, mentally and emotionally. This phase to be enjoyed and be stressfree process. While most pregnancies go smoothly, in few there is greater risk to the baby or mother or both. These are called high risk pregnancies. Some factors which make the pregnancy high risk are extreme of maternal age, that is higher than 35 or teenage pregnancy, medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, heart problems etc., or any other complications during pregnancy or delivery.
There are a few precautions that you should take to prevent a high-risk pregnancy, and a few tips to deal with a high-risk pregnancy. Read on for a few ways to reduce your chances of having a high-risk pregnancy.
Tips to Prevent a High-Risk Pregnancy
Consult With Expert Doctor Before Conceiving
Some common diseases like, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can contribute to a high risk pregnancy. If you are not sure of any health issues , preconceptional counseling is a good option. We can know any preexisting health conditions that may increase the risk in pregnancy. Proper treatment of medical conditions before conceiving can be beneficial and will reduce ill effects of high risk pregnancy.
Tests for Birth Defects
Birth defects and genetic conditions can lead to a high-risk pregnancy. With prenatal testing, conditions such as Down Syndrome, can be diagnosed early. A genetic counselor can help you understand the results of your screening and determine the risk for certain birth defects.
Healthy foods and exercise or yoga can help a healthy pregnancy and prevent certain risks, such as gestational diabetes. Physically and mentally healthy lifestyle increases your chances of giving birth to a healthy baby.
Prevent complications of previous pregnancy
Some pregnancy-associated complications are quite unpredictable in the case of a first pregnancy. But for preventing recurrence in your subsequent pregnancies, you can take some precautionary measures. For example, aspirin given early if you had preeclampsia in previous pregnancy.
Our High-Risk Pregnancy Specialists
High-risk pregnancies can be stressful. Our dedicated team of doctors at Shri Krishna Neurospine and Multispeciality Hospital t would love to take some of the stress off your shoulders and help make your pregnancy a smooth one, despite any high risk factors.
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