A high-risk pregnancy is one that presents potential complications that could negatively impact the health of the mother, the baby, or both. Some common factors that can contribute to a pregnancy being classified as high risk include:
Women who are very young (under 17) or older (over 35) are at higher risk for complications such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and chromosomal abnormalities.
Chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, kidney disease, and certain infections can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy.
Carrying twins, triplets, or higher-order multiples increases the risk of complications such as premature birth, low birth weight, and preeclampsia.
Women who have experienced complications in previous pregnancies, such as preterm birth, miscarriage, stillbirth, or gestational diabetes, may be at higher risk for recurrence in subsequent pregnancies.
Factors such as smoking, drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, and inadequate prenatal care can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy.
Certain genetic conditions or family histories of genetic disorders may increase the risk of birth defects or genetic abnormalities in the baby.
Through regular check-ups, ultrasounds, and screenings, we aim to identify any potential risks or complications early on and take proactive measures to address them.
Conditions such as placenta previa (where the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix) or placental abruption (where the placenta separates from the uterine wall prematurely) can lead to serious complications, including heavy bleeding and fetal distress. To ensure the health and well-being of both mother and child throughout this delicate time, we create personalised care plans that address the specific needs and concerns of each patient.
We offer a variety of specialised tests and screenings to assess the health and development of the baby, including genetic testing, fetal monitoring, and advanced imaging techniques. These tools allow us to detect any abnormalities or concerns and provide appropriate management and treatment options.
For mothers with pre-existing medical conditions or those who develop complications during pregnancy, we provide specialised management and monitoring to optimise outcomes for both mother and baby. This may include medical interventions, lifestyle modifications, and close surveillance to mitigate risks and ensure the best possible outcome.
We understand that navigating a high-risk pregnancy can be emotionally challenging for expectant mothers and their families. That’s why we offer perinatal counselling and support services to help address concerns, alleviate anxiety, and provide resources and guidance every step of the way.