High-risk Pregnancy Care

High-risk Pregnancy Care

A high-risk pregnancy can involve challenges for the mother, the baby or both.  You can trust the Alana Obstetricians to provide you and your baby with the level of care and support that you need. 

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What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is one that involves an increased level of risk to the mother, the baby or to both.  Women with a high-risk pregnancy may need to be seen more frequently during their pregnancy to ensure that they and their baby are in the best health throughout the antenatal period.

Maternal high-risk pregnancy

Various maternal factors may make a pregnancy high-risk such as advanced maternal age (over 40 years), maternal diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, clotting abnormalities, previous uterine surgery such as previous caesarean delivery or myomectomy, and many more.  Your Alana Obstetrician will take a full medical history at your booking visit and will make a plan for your antenatal care with these risks in mind.

Fetal high-risk pregnancy

Your baby can also contribute to making the pregnancy high risk.  Examples include intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) where the baby is smaller than expected for the dates, fetal anomalies which may be detected on ultrasound throughout the pregnancy, twin or triplet pregnancies, or problems with the location of the placenta (placenta praevia).

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