15 April, 2021

High Risk Pregnancy

A pregnancy is a high-risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby, or both. High-risk pregnancies require management by a specialist to ensure the best outcome for the mother and baby.

Risk Factors

Sometimes a high-risk pregnancy is due to a medical condition present before pregnancy. In other cases, a medical condition that develops during pregnancy causes a pregnancy to become high risk.

Maternal Age One of the commonest risk factors is the age of the mother-to-be. Women who will be under age 17 or over age 35 are at greater risk. The risk of miscarriage and genetic defects increases further after age 40.

Pre Existing Medical conditions Conditions such as high blood pressure; lung, kidney, or heart problems; diabetes; autoimmune disease; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); or chronic infections such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be risky for the mother and/or their unborn baby. Previous history of miscarriage, problems with a previous pregnancy or pregnancies, or a family history of genetic disorders are also risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy.

Medical conditions that occur during pregnancy Two of the more common pregnancy-related problems are:

  •  Preeclampsia is a syndrome that includes high blood pressure, urinary protein, and swelling; it can be dangerous or even fatal for the mother or baby if not treated. With proper management, most women who develop preeclampsia have healthy babies.
  •  Gestational diabetes is when diabetes develops during pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes may have healthy pregnancies and babies the treatment plan is been followed. Usually the diabetes resolves after delivery. Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Pregnancy-related issues. Often a pregnancy is high risk because of issues that arise from the pregnancy itself and that have little to do with the mother’s health. These include:
  •  Premature labor is labor that begins before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Factors that place women at higher risk for Preterm labor- such as certain infections, a shortened cervix, or previous preterm birth.
  •  Multiple births means carrying more than one baby. Multiple pregnancies, are more common as women are using more infertility treatments, increase the risk of premature labor, gestational diabetes, and pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
  •  Placenta previa is a condition in which the placenta covers the cervix. The condition can cause bleeding, especially if a woman has contractions.
  •  Fetal problems Approximately 2% to 3% of all babies have a minor or major structural problem in development.


  • Schedule a preconception appointment. Before palnning for Pregnancy- start taking a daily prenatal vitamin with folic acid and reach a healthy weight. If you have a medical condition, treatment might be adjusted in preparation for pregnancy. Discuss all risk factors related to a genetic condition.
  • Seek regular prenatal care. Prenatal visits can help your health care provider monitor your health and your baby’s health. You might require a specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, pediatrics or other areas.
  • Avoid risky substances. If you smoke, quit. Alcohol and illegal drugs are off-limits.
  • Getting proper immunizations
  • Getting regular physical activity, unless advised otherwise by your doctor


Specialized or targeted ultrasound might be required depending on condition. This is an imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of a baby in the uterus — targets a suspected problem, such as abnormal development.

  • Prenatal cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening-DNA from the mother and fetus is extracted from a maternal blood sample and the fetal DNA is screened for the increased chance of specific chromosome problems.
  • Invasive genetic screening. Amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). In amniocentesis, a sample of the fluid that surrounds and protects a baby during pregnancy (amniotic fluid) is withdrawn from the uterus. Usually done after week 15 of pregnancy, amniocentesis can identify certain genetic conditions as well as serious abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord (neural tube defects). During CVS, a sample of cells is removed from the placenta. Mainly done between weeks 10 and 12 of pregnancy, CVS can identify certain genetic conditions.
  • Ultrasound for cervical length to determine if you’re at risk of preterm labor.
  • Lab tests. Test your urine for urinary tract infections and screening for infectious diseases such as HIV and syphilis.
  • Biophysical profile. This prenatal ultrasound is used to check on a baby’s well-being. It might include only an ultrasound to evaluate fetal well-being or, depending on the results of the ultrasound, also fetal heart rate monitoring (nonstress test).

Some prenatal diagnostic tests — such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling — carry a small risk of pregnancy loss.Discuss the risks and benefits with your Doctor.

Red Flag signs

Contact your Doctor immediately if –

  • Vaginal bleeding or watery vaginal discharge
  • Severe headaches
  • Pain or cramping in the lower abdomen
  • Decreased fetal activity
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Changes in vision, including blurred vision
  • Sudden or severe swelling in the face, hands or fingers
  • Fever or chills
  • Vomiting or persistent nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby


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05 April, 2017

Planning for motherhood after forty? Things you must know about elderly pregnancy!

Pregnancy and motherhood can be the most significant and life-altering events in a woman’s life. However, according to statistics, motherhood doesn’t begin until after the 30s for highly educated women working. It is said that a woman’s biological clock starts ticking as she gets older. But, with the availability of several procedures like freezing, the risk of infertility in ‘delayed’ or ‘elderly’ pregnancy is significantly reduced. Let’s look at some of the risk factors and complications of an elderly pregnancy, as well as tips to breeze through it: Have a Healthy Lifestyle An active, healthy lifestyle helps in keeping the body fit and ready for pregnancy after 40. Eating right, and getting enough vitamins and minerals is essential to avoid a condition called spina bifida in the child, where the spinal cord fails to close during foetal development. Get Regular Check-Ups To increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy after 40, make sure to schedule regular check-ups with your doctor.  Also, work closely with them to keep any existing health condition like diabetes, under check. Change your diet At age 40 plus, your body requires a daily dose of whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your diet. These are rich in folic acid which is essential for the baby’s development. A balanced diet includes foods like spinach, kale and other leafy vegetables, and proteins. Avoid Alcohol While
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03 June, 2019

Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor

Premature labor, also called preterm labor, is when your body starts getting ready for birth much earlier than your due date. Usually, it refers to labor that happens around week 37 of your pregnancy. Premature labor can lead to early birth. Your doctor can help you avoid an early delivery. Speak to your gynecologist to find out more or visit KIMS Cuddles and get the services of the best maternity hospital in Hyderabad. Here is what you should know about preterm labor. What Increases your risk There are many things that can increase your risk of premature labor. Here are some of them: Being overweight or underweight before pregnancy Not getting proper prenatal care Drinking alcohol, smoking or using drugs during pregnancy Having health issues such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, or infections Being pregnant with a baby who has certain birth defects Being pregnant with a baby from in vitro fertilization Being pregnant with twins or multiples Family or personal history of premature labor Getting pregnant too soon after having a baby Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor Knowing more about the signs of a condition can help you realize if there is a problem and take precautions right in time. If you have any of these signs or symptoms before 37 weeks
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12 July, 2021

Pelvic Pain

WHAT IS PELVIC PAIN? Chronic pelvic pain is pain that persist for six or more months in the area localised below the bellybutton and between your hips hindering in your day to day activities. Chronic pelvic pain is a very common gynaec problem which is not often discussed, however chronic pelvic pain appears to be caused by another medical problem, treating that problem may be enough to eliminate your pain. Mostly Chronic pelvic pain are caused by multiple causes. So, the treatment is targeted to reduce pain and other symptoms, ultimately improving quality of life. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE PELVIC PAIN? Chronic pelvic pain can present to you as one of the following: Pain before and during periods Cramping or pain during sexual intercourse Pain during passing stools Pain during urination Low back pain Feeling of Pressure or heaviness deep within your pelvis In addition, you may experience: Pain on sitting for long periods of time Constipation Irregular or heavy menstruation excessive weight loss bleeding after intercourse new pain after attaining menopause WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR? Any pain that you feel which is outside your comfort level should be discussed with your doctor .if your pelvic pain interfere with  your daily life or if your symptoms seem to be getting worse consult
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