High Risk Pregnancy

High Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy refers to a pregnancy where there are potential complications that could adversely affect the health of the mother, the baby, or both. These complications may arise due to pre-existing medical conditions, previous pregnancy complications, or factors that emerge during the current pregnancy. High-risk pregnancies require additional monitoring and medical intervention to ensure the best possible outcome for both the mother and the baby.
Here are some factors that may contribute to a pregnancy being classified as high risk:

Maternal age: Advanced maternal age, typically defined as being 35 years or older, can increase the risk of complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and chromosomal abnormalities in the baby.

Medical conditions: Pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, and certain infections can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy.

Multiple pregnancies: Carrying twins, triplets, or more increases the risk of complications such as preterm birth, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and fetal growth problems.

Previous pregnancy complications: Women who have experienced complications in previous pregnancies, such as preterm labor, miscarriage, stillbirth, or preeclampsia, may be at higher risk for similar complications in future pregnancies.

Infections: Certain infections during pregnancy, such as HIV, hepatitis B or C, rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and toxoplasmosis, can pose risks to both the mother and the baby.