High Risk Pregnancy
During your pregnancy, your pregnancy may called “High Risk Pregnancy” if you or your baby has an increased chance of a health problems. Here we listed some conditions that can put you and your baby at a higher risk. The conditions includes
Preterm Labor and
Problem with the Placenta
But always being at high risk does not mean that you and your baby will have problems. Because health plan of your own, may have its own list to makes your pregnancy high-risk. Basically, your pregnancy may be at high-risk for reasons which are given below:
If You have health problem, such as
High blood pressure
If You use alcohol or you smoke
If You age is below 17 or more than 35
If You have multiple pregnancy
If You have had 3 or more miscarriages
If Your little one has been found to have genetic condition, such as Down syndrome or a lung, heart or kidney problem.
If you have an infection, such as HIV or Hepatitis C. And other infection like chickenpox, rubella, syphilis, cytomegalovirus and toxoplasmosis.
If you are taking certain medicines Such as valproic acid, lithium, carbamazepine etc.
Other health problems can also make your pregnancy high-risk. Which include heart valve problems, sickle cell disease, lupus, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. If you have any problems among all of this, without wasting your time, just talk to your doctor about any health problems you have.
What type of Doctor will you need to see for your high-risk pregnancy?
For high-risk pregnancy some women will see a doctor who has extra training in high-risk pregnancies. And these doctors are called maternal-fetal specialists or perinatologists. You may see this type of doctor and your regular doctor. Throughout your pregnancy this specialist may be your doctor.