Self Care During High Risk Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a happy situation for a woman but it may at times include high- risk for which the patient has to meet her gynaecologist
who guides her through the ways of self-care, which can help a woman to bear her child and carry it for nine months without any grudge. The doctor helps the patient to go through the pregnancy by constantly keeping her under medical supervision. The term high risk pregnancy
may be related to the health condition of the baby or some other imbalances related to pregnancy that needs medical care.
• Risk Due to Occasional Bleeding During Pregnancy
During the nine months of pregnancy menstrual bleeding stops. However, if the mother to be experiences bleeding even occasionally she should consult her doctor immediately. In cases of excessive bleeding, the patient may need immediate hospitalization. This could be a sign of miscarriage or the foetus might have got implanted somewhere else other than the uterus. This is called ectopic pregnancy which is accompanied by severe cramping or abdominal pain.
• Severe Nausea and Inability to Eat
Nausea and vomiting are normal during the first trimester of pregnancy but if this condition reaches to such an extreme that the patient cannot retain any food in her gut and stops eating, it leads to weight loss and acute dehydration. This lack of nutrition proves to be a risk for both the mother and the baby. This kind of situation needs to be attended by your doctor as soon as possible. So get in touch with the doctor without wasting time as it’s not just morning sickness but your pregnancy is at a high risk.
• The Baby’s Activity in the Womb can Indicate a Risk in Pregnancy
The baby starts moving inside the mother’s womb after a period of 18 to 25 weeks. This the mother can feel by the kicks of the baby. If a pregnant woman wants her baby to be healthy inside the womb she should count the kicks. It should be at least ten kicks every two hours. If the baby does not make any movement even after 25 weeks it is very important to see your gynaecologist.
• False Labour Pain or Uterine Contraction
When the baby moves in the womb the umbilical cord at times gets pulled and the mother feels the spasms of labour pain which is actually not as it is a kind of pain that is constant and subsides after sometimes. Actual labour pain keeps increasing at regular intervals. Your doctor may prescribe some medicine for this.
A little self-care can reduce the risk of pregnancy.