The woman and child care department at Sakra is a comprehensive unit that offers holistic services for the reproductive and gynaecological needs of women in a comprehensive, compassionate and dedicated manner. The obstetrics and gynaecology department intends to help women through all stages of life including pregnancy, menopause and beyond.
High Risk Pregnancy
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Menopausal and geriatric gynaecology
Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology
Sometimes a high-risk pregnancy is the result of a medical condition present before pregnancy. In other cases, a medical condition that develops during pregnancy for either you or your baby causes a pregnancy to become high risk. Specific factors that might contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include:
Advanced maternal age
Pregnancy risks are higher for mothers older than age 35
Smoking cigarettes, or substance abuse can put a pregnancy at risk
Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples
A history of chronic hypertension, diabetes, heart disorders, breathing problems such as poorly controlled asthma, infections, and blood-clotting disorders such as deep vein thrombosis can increase pregnancy risks
A history of surgery on your uterus, including multiple C-sections, multiple abdominal surgeries or surgery for uterine tumors (fibroids), can increase pregnancy risks
Various complications that develop during pregnancy can pose risks. Examples include Preeclampsia gestational diabetes, abnormal placenta position, fetal growth restriction and Rh (rhesus) sensitization - a potentially serious condition that can occur when your blood group is Rh negative and your baby’s blood group is Rh positive.
If you have the following signs or symptoms during your pregnancy period, be sure to consult your doctor
If you are expecting a baby or want to have one in the future, there are some guidelines to be followed for a safe, healthy pregnancy and delivery:
Opt for a tertiary centre having 24X7 availability of Specialists in all departments. It will be beneficial to both the mother and the baby
Schedule a preconception appointment – if you are trying to conceive, make sure that you consult your healthcare provider. If you have a medical condition or have recently been diagnosed with one, your treatment might need to be adjusted to prepare for the pregnancy
Seek prenatal care regularly – prenatal visits can help your healthcare provider in monitoring your health and your baby’s health
Have a healthy diet – you’ll need more folic acid, calcium, iron and other essential nutrients during pregnancy. A daily dosage of prenatal vitamins can help as well
Gaining the right amount of weight can support the health of your baby and make it easier to shed the extra pounds after your delivery
Avoid risky substances such as cigarettes and drugs. Make sure that you consult your healthcare provider before you start or stop taking any medications or supplements
To conclude, high risk pregnancy should be monitored and managed in a center with facilities 24X7 for adequate maternal and fetal care. Consultant liaison with Physicians, Neonatologists, Anesthesiologist, Blood bank, Neonatal ICU, Multidisciplinary Maternal ICU, Interventional Radiologist and Senior Obstetricians, optimum care can be provided for the better outcome.