What to expect in high risk pregnancy. How do you know if your pregnancy is high risk? Leading expert in obstetrics and gynecology explains key health implications of high-risk pregnancy.
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High risk pregnancy – what to expect? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. How do you know if you are a high risk pregnancy? Dr. Philip Darney, MD. High blood pressure and diabetes are risk factors present before pregnancy. A woman with hypertension, diabetes, obesity should ask “am i considered high risk pregnancy?”. Her health should be monitored very closely. How do you know if your pregnancy is high risk? Get a visit to doctor early in the pregnancy and share all your medical history. What are the factors that put a pregnancy at risk? They are high blood pressure, diabetes, clotting disorders or history of any significant chronic medical illness. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. High-risk pregnancy what to expect. 1234 High-risk pregnancies. What makes high-risk pregnancy? What are symptoms of high-risk pregnancy? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What signs a pregnant woman should pay attention to that can signal that her pregnancy is “high risk”? What should a pregnant woman do if doctor or nurse tells her that she has reasons for high-risk pregnancy? 1234 (Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF). Dr. Philip Darney, MD. The most important factors in predicting a high risk pregnancy would be the health of the woman herself. Factors that predict high-risk pregnancy would be diabetes. It can be high blood pressure before the pregnancy. High-risk pregnancy risk factors do not include hypertension or diabetes (gestational diabetes) that develop during the pregnancy. Heavy drinking and smoking during pregnancy would predict high-risk pregnancy. Pregnant woman should discuss these important issues with the obstetrician. Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Genetic anomalies or factors that increase risk for genetic anomalies in developing child are important predictors of pregnancy outcome. These risk factors can put a woman into high-risk pregnancy category. Medical history during the first prenatal visit is important. It should reveal all these risk factors for high-risk pregnancy. A woman should be properly immunized prior to pregnancy. I have already mentioned the importance of having the pregnancy come at the time when woman is ready to be a mother. Dr. Philip Darney, MD. Woman should be not too young and not too old. This helps to avoid high-risk pregnancy problems. For problems that develop during high-risk pregnancy regular prenatal visits are the best method. They help to determine the severity of complications and initiate early treatment. Sometimes gestational diabetes is a complication of high-risk pregnancy. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. High risk pregnancy what to expect? Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, history of chronic disease before pregnancy are warning signs. Seek prenatal care early