High risk pregnancy is one which is complicated by a disease or disorder which can endanger the life or effect the health of the mother or baby. The risk can be a death threat to both or either the mother or the baby. In such cases, it is imperative that you only consult the best. Do not risk life by being ignorant and prefer a hospital that has proper NICU care as that is essential in such cases. There are times when the baby dies as he does not get proper NICU Care after birth.
Talking about high risk pregnancies, most complications can be predicted and prevented by simple tools such as
Problems from the previous pregnancy
So, a very careful history taking and documenting the high-risk factors in the file with highlight can help a lot. This will help the consultant in assessing the exact extent of risk.
Some common things that should be documented include
Examine the weight, height, pallor, edema, chest auscultation, BP, abdomen and foetal heart. Fetal ECHO is an important aspect in high risk deliveries.
So, to conclude high risk pregnancy rate is increasing day by day and careful look out in each aspect of patient can give an early diagnosis and save complications. Also, a timely referral to a tertiary well equipped hospital can improve the outcome.