Motherhood Hospitals Elaborates the Causes of a High Risk Pregnancy

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Women Health News
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BENGALURU, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Motherhood Hospitals has been at the forefront of mother and child care in

India since its inception. Specialising in fertility and neonatal care, its team of renowned experts have treated innumerable cases of high-risk pregnancies in mothers with successful outcomes. A high-risk pregnancy is one where both the mother
and the baby need special medical attention and care throughout the gestation period. Getting diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy can be very stressful for any couple, but knowing the risk factors and treatment options available can help them understand their experience better. Based on their collective years of experience handling such cases, Motherhood Hospitals has highlighted a few factors that can be the causes of a high-risk pregnancy.

Causes of a High Risk Pregnancy 

Mothers who are already suffering from a pre-existing chronic health condition can face serious complications during their pregnancy. Even mothers who are perfectly healthy can experience sudden issues during their pregnancy which can put their health and the health of their baby at risk. Sometimes, if a mother has faced complications during her first pregnancy, it might increase her chances of having a high-risk pregnancy the next time as well.

Some pre-existing conditions which can lead to a high-risk pregnancy include:

Kidney disease: Pregnancy can exacerbate a chronic kidney condition by putting extra pressure on the kidneys. Having a pre-existing kidney condition can increase the chances of miscarriage, premature delivery and preeclampsia.

High blood pressure: It is possible to have a completely healthy pregnancy while experiencing high blood pressure. However, chronically high blood pressure can also delay foetal development, lead to preeclampsia or placental abruption.

Diabetes: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are conditions which cause a high-risk pregnancy. Unless it is monitored very closely, diabetes can lead to complications with the baby like respiratory issues, jaundice and being born too large, a condition called macrosomia. It can also lead to problems with the mother like high blood pressure and premature delivery.

Age of the mother: If the mother is above 35 at the time of her first pregnancy, it automatically increases her chances of developing complications during her pregnancy and birth defects in the foetus. Pregnancy at too early an age can also cause complications.

Obesity: Being overweight can cause several issues during pregnancy. Mothers with a BMI over 30 are always screened for gestational diabetes throughout their pregnancy. Obesity can also increase the risk of miscarriage, macrosomia, birth defects and premature delivery. Mothers who are classified as obese should also be prepared for a caesarean delivery since natural deliveries are rare for this type of pregnancy.

HIV/AIDS: Mothers with HIV or AIDS might pass on the infection to their baby during pregnancy, at the time of delivery or through breastfeeding. There are many advanced medications, however, which can bring down the risk of transmission.

Healthy mothers can also experience complications which arise during their pregnancy. Some of these factors include:

Preeclampsia: This is a condition which develops in the later stages of a pregnancy. It results in hypertension in the mother and excess protein in the urine. Preeclampsia can be very dangerous for the mother, which is why an early caesarean is almost always recommended.

Multiple births: Pregnancies involving more than one baby are monitored very closely because they can place a lot of stress on the mother. These pregnancies can also lead to a caesarean and premature delivery.

Developmental issues in the foetus: Early screening can detect any birth defects in the fetus. If abnormalities are detected, the pregnancy and delivery will be monitored very closely in the presence of specialists.

Caring for a High-Risk Pregnancy 

A high-risk pregnancy will naturally make parents very concerned about the health of their child. With proper prenatal care by a team of specialists, however, it is completely possible to have a normal, healthy baby. One of the most important factors moms should focus on while undergoing a high-risk pregnancy is choosing a renowned hospital to help them through this journey. Multi-specialty care, advanced technology and a state-of-the-art NICU are essential to tackle every challenge that arises during a high-risk pregnancy. Motherhood Hospitals provides the advanced specialty care every mother and baby needs along with cutting-edge infrastructure. The team of expert doctors have a wealth of knowledge accumulated over their years of experience to provide every mother and baby the best care.

To know more, visit their website https://www.motherhoodindia.com.

About Motherhood Hospitals: 

Motherhood is a comprehensive women & child care hospital, committed to providing a gamut of services to women, new-born babies and children. Our comprehensive and personalised specialties include obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatology, paediatrics, fetal medicine, radiology and specialty outpatient clinics. Currently, we have 5 centres located in Bangalore and Chennai with upcoming centres in Mumbai, Pune and Indore.

Media Contact: Kiran R kiran.r@motherhoodindia.com +91-9620251306 Sr. Executive Digital Marketing, Corporate, Motherhood India



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