High risk pregnancies are pregnancies that need extra attention and additional monitoring when compared to the low risk pregnancies. The high risk category is based either on the previous history or a medical condition that could affect the pregnancy. The following are some examples of high risk pregnancies:
- Maternal age >35
- Smokers / alcohol and drug dependency.
- Previous caesarean section deliveries, pre-eclampsia or preterm births
- Previous terminations or pregnancy losses
- Pre-existing Medical illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, anaemia, mental illness, lupus, and epilepsy
- Complications in the pregnancy such as growth restriction, infections, rhesus incompatibility.
- Twins and higher order multiple pregnancy.
- Fetal abnormalities
Each of the above conditions are associated with unique issues that need to be addressed carefully. Some will need medical treatment and close monitoring of both mother baby. Our team of physicians will carefully tailor the antenatal and perinatal care in order to ensure the best possible outcome in each of them.