High-risk Obstetrics at 9M Hospitals
A high-risk pregnancy involves health risks to both the mother and the baby. Age (less than 17 or more than 35) or the presence of certain health problems can make a pregnancy high risk. Women with high-risk pregnancies require extra care before, during, and after childbirth. This helps to lower the risks and complications. But this does not mean that you and your baby will necessarily have problems. Many women experience healthy pregnancies and normal deliveries despite having special health needs. That’s why it is essential to consult an expert in high-risk pregnancies.
9M is one of the best High-risk Obstetrics in Gachibowli, Hyderabad providing facilities and treatment for high-risk pregnancies. 9M is fully equipped to deal with a high-risk pregnancy’s potential complications and carry out immediate C-section surgery.
What causes high-risk pregnancy?
Apart from the age factor, many other factors make a high pregnancy risk, such as:
- Pregnancy-related health conditions
- Pre-existing health conditions
- Lifestyle factors (smoking, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and exposure to certain toxins)
Pregnancy-related health conditions that can pose a risk to the health of the mother and baby are:
- Birth defects (congenital disabilities) or genetic problems in the baby
- Poor growth of the baby
- Preeclampsia (high blood pressure from pregnancy)
- Eclampsia (seizure from pregnancy)
- Gestational diabetes
- Multiple gestations, such as twins, triplets, etc.
- Previous preterm birth or labour or other complications in previous pregnancies
- History of multiple miscarriages.
Women with pre-existing health problems have increased health risks during pregnancy. Some of them are:
- Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis or lupus
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Mental health disorders (depression)
- Blood clotting disorders
- Thyroid disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Low body weight (BMI <18.5)
What are the risks of a high-risk pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy can be life-threatening in some cases. These complications are:
- Preterm delivery
- Low or high birth weight of the baby
- Birth defects of the baby
- Excessive bleeding during labour and delivery or after the childbirth
- Problems with the baby’s brain development
How are high-risk pregnancies managed and diagnosed?
Ensuring early and complete prenatal care is vital. This is the best way to diagnose a high-risk pregnancy. You must inform your doctor about your health history and past pregnancies. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may require special monitoring throughout your entire pregnancy. The tests that are performed to monitor your health and the baby’s health are:
- Urine and blood testing: This is done to look for genetic conditions or birth defects.
- Ultrasonography: This test uses sound waves to create images of the growing baby to check for normal growth and development or birth defects.
- Regular monitoring to ensure that the baby is getting sufficient oxygen, like the biophysical profile, in which ultrasound monitors the movements, breathing, and amniotic fluid, and a non-stress test monitors the heart rate.
How is a high-risk pregnancy managed?
The management of a high-risk pregnancy depends on its risk factors. The care plan will include the following:
- Frequent follow-ups with your obstetrician
- Consultation with a high-risk pregnancy specialist
- Consultation with the other medical specialists e.g., cardiology, neurology, etc.
- Home blood pressure monitoring
- Frequent ultrasound and close evaluation of the growing baby
- Detailed evaluation of the medicines used to manage pre-existing problems
If your health or the growing baby’s health is in danger, the doctor may recommend you C-section or labour induction during your discussions.
Childbirth is a life-altering event and it is important to pay close attention to your health. You must alert your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormalities. During a high-risk pregnancy, you need extra care. For this reason, 9M Hospital is the perfect choice for you. We are equipped with the latest equipment, and most updated experts.
We provide tertiary care. We have skilled obstetricians that will be a partner in your pregnancy journey before, during and after childbirth. Our expert doctors are well-trained and pay attention to every detail. Our obstetrician team has helped several women with high-risk pregnancies to deliver successfully without any complications.