Depending on the risk factors that you are diagnosed with, high-risk pregnancy treatment will be prescribed. At Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital, we are well-equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals to give you the best possible care for every type of high-risk pregnancy situation.
Listed below are some common methods of treatment of high-risk pregnancies:
Gestational Diabetes – This condition can increase the risk of complications in pregnancy. However, you can have a healthy pregnancy and birth by following a diet and treatment plan prescribed by a doctor. Some elements of a gestational diabetes treatment plan are:
- Keeping track of blood sugar levels by testing multiple times in a day
- Having a diet with smaller and frequent meals throughout the day that are low in carbohydrates, sugars and high in fibre
- Keeping track of overall weight gain and weekly rate of weight gain
- Recording daily physical activity, food intake and blood sugar levels
In addition, you may also be prescribed medication to manage your diabetes. This condition generally disappears post-delivery.
High blood pressure – During pregnancy, some changes to blood pressure medication may be recommended. Lifestyle changes such as limiting salt intake and regular exercise may also be prescribed for the treatment of this condition.
Preeclampsia – If you are experiencing mild symptoms, bed rest may be prescribed. You may also be asked to take vitamins E and C. Generally, this condition ends post-delivery.
Placenta Previa – If the bleeding is light, your doctor may simply monitor you carefully. In most of the cases, the placenta moves away from the cervix by itself. If the placenta blocks your cervix completely, you may be asked to take complete bed rest. Recurring bouts of bleeding could require hospitalisation.
Pre-term labour – While the treatment varies from case-to-case, treatment measures such as bed rest and drinking plenty of fluids may be recommended.
Whatever may be your high-risk pregnancy situation, we at Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital are committed to making your pregnancy journey as comfortable as possible.