High-Risk Pregnancy: A Complete Guide

A high-risk pregnancy means there is a higher chance of risk to the babies and mother before, during, and after the delivery. Mothers who are expecting should look for maternal and prenatal care in the early period. High-risk pregnancies are caused by prior health conditions. When you meet with the specialist, you will receive an early diagnosis and treatment, which includes advanced prenatal care and monitoring. Let's look at the symptoms, prevention, and treatments.


Women going through this condition might feel certain symptoms and signs. They might have certain complications that include:

  • Pain in the chest and abdomen
  • No foetal movement
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Redness, swelling, and pain
  • Headache and fatigue
  • Breathing issues
  • Vaginal discharge and bleeding


Factors that play a huge role in high-risk pregnancy:

  • Preexisting health conditions
  • Health conditions related to pregnancy
  • Imbalance in lifestyle
  • If you are over 35 or under 17

Risk factors 

The causes of high-risk pregnancy are due to preexisting medical conditions. The risk factors also depend on the history of your previous pregnancies. Early parental care and evaluation of the risks might cause certain risk factors. The preexisting risk factors include issues like:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Blood disorders and diabetes
  • Fibroids and heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Infectious disease 
  • Cancer
  • Kidney
  • gastrointestinal disease
  • Obesity and mental health
  • Placental, vascular, and pulmonary disease
  • Surgical conditions 

The health conditions that arise during pregnancy cause the following risks: an irregularly shaped uterus, depression related to pregnancy, placenta disorders, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. This situation can also cause a risk for lifestyle disorders, including drug use, alcohol use, and smoking. The risk factors also include depression, multiple pregnancies, genetic abnormalities, and the small size of the feral and multiple pregnancies.

Possible complications 

The high-risk pregnancies include life-threatening complications, which are:

  • Birth defect
  • C-section delivery
  • Eclampsia and preeclampsia
  • Preterm delivery
  • The baby born might be low- or high-risk at birth.
  • Excessive bleeding during, before, and after birth
  • Birth defects and chances of miscarriage
  • Issues in foetus development


Certain factors are not preventable, for example, chronic health conditions and genetic disorders. But yes, certain health issues like OB/GYN care help plan a healthy pregnancy. The right way to have a healthy pregnancy is to follow certain prevention measures. Here is how you can prevent this condition:

  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Always make safe sex
  • Health history of your family and yours!
  • Maintain your body weight.
  • Good nutrition
  • Follow regular meditation and exercise
  • Monitoring health conditions
  • Avoid smoking
  • Plan safe pregnancies between the ages of 18 and 35.

Apart from these, you should follow certain considerations suggested by your gynaecologist or fertility expert.

Remedies and treatment for high-risk pregnancies

Are you going through high-risk pregnancy issues? Do you want to prevent this situation by following regular safety practices? To prevent the conditions, you need to stick with some basic remedies and treatment processes.

  • Schedule your appointment: if you are thinking of becoming pregnant, you should first visit the doctor and consult with them! If you have certain health issues, they might ask you to take regular prenatal vitamins and follow a proper diet chart 
  • Ask for regular prenatal care. Prenatal visits help monitor your health conditions. This is necessary for your and your baby's health. You should consult an expert specialist who has expertise in genetics, paediatrics, and other areas.
  • Avoid unhealthy substances: If you are a woman, stop smoking, drinking, or taking any drugs from now on. It can affect the health of your baby.
  • Attend some health tests: During the whole task, your doctor might ask you to perform certain tests to detect health conditions. They will test or monitor your health based on the test reports. These tests may include ultrasound, DNA screening, invasive genetic screening, lab testing, and blood and urine testing.

Request an appointment at Apollo Cradle, Hyderabad - Kondapur. Call 1860-500-1066 to book an appointment.

1. What can I do to increase healthy pregnancies?

No matter what your age and your health condition are, you can do certain things to increase your chances of having a healthy baby: 1. Eat healthy foods and exercise.
2. Avoid drugs, alcohol, and smoking.

2. What is the age when women have a high risk of pregnancy?

Women over 35 are mostly at high risk for pregnancy. These women may face heavy bleeding, C-section deliveries, labour pain lasting longer than 20 hours, and many more obstacles.

3. What should I follow for a healthy pregnancy after 35?

To experience a healthy pregnancy, you need to control your diet, regularly monitor your health, and quit drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol.

4. Who falls under this health issue category?

Women who have high blood pressure, sexually transmitted diseases (HIV positive), and thyroid or kidney disease are mostly affected by this health problem.

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