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High-Risk & Complicated Pregnancies

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high-risk pregnancies can be dangerous so be sure to read and understand what they are and what can be done.

What are high-risk and complicated pregnancies?

High-risk and complicated pregnancies refer to pregnancies that involve certain factors or conditions that increase the risk of adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. These may include advanced maternal age, multiple pregnancies, pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes or hypertension), genetic disorders, a history of pregnancy complications and newly diagnosed maternal (such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia) and fetal complications (such as intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine infections or fetal abnormalities).

Who has high-risk and complicated pregnancies?

Various individuals may have high-risk and complicated pregnancies, including women with pre-existing medical conditions, those with a history of pregnancy complications, older mothers, women with certain genetic disorders, or those carrying multiple pregnancies.

What types of high-risk and complicated pregnancies are there?

There are different types of high-risk and complicated pregnancies, such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), placenta previa (when the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix), fetal growth restriction, or pregnancies with a history of recurrent miscarriages.

What is needed during a high-risk and complicated pregnancy?

During high-risk and complicated pregnancies, close monitoring, specialised medical care, and additional interventions may be necessary to ensure the well-being of both the mother and the baby. This may involve more frequent prenatal visits, specialised tests and screenings, consultations with a maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and coordination of care among various healthcare providers.

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