Sashi Rawat, 34 yr old, resident of Chandigarh, was expecting her second child and an ultrasound in the 6th week confirmed that she is pregnant with twins. The news overwhelmed her and she was put under advisory by Dr SK Gambhir. Over the course of her pregnancy she stated to experience swelling, palpatations, and swelling on the face. Uncomfortable with her signs, Sashi decided to consult Dr SK Gambhir who immediately measured her blood pressure. The same highlighted that she was experiencing high blood pressure for numerous weeks, which could potentially complicate the pregnancy. Such complications in pregnancy resulting due to hypertension or high blood pressure are termed as Preeclampsia.
According to Dr SK Gambhir, “In the 32nd week of Sashi’s pregnancy, we recorded elevated blood pressure reading of 140/95. We advised routine monitoring of the blood pressure. However despite all efforts her blood pressure continued to mount. At her 33rd week we advised immediate admission and caesarean delivery taking the complications that can harm the life of the mother and the twins. However she insisted to give it more time. In admission we gave her magnesium to ensure that her BP levels become normal, however the trend only escalated and finally we decided to perform caesarean delivery.”
Dr Gambhir shares, “Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Even a slight rise in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both you and your baby. If you have preeclampsia, the only cure is delivery of your baby. If you’re diagnosed with preeclampsia too early in your pregnancy to deliver your baby, you and your doctor face a challenging task. Your baby needs more time to mature, but you need to avoid putting yourself or your baby at risk of serious complications.”
The delivery was without any complications and the babies were shifted to the Nursery while Sashi was kept on Magnesium to ensure that no posit pregnancy complications arise. She was ready to discharge post 4 days of her delivery. She shares, “Despite so much of stress and complications, Dr Gambhir and her team was always by my side. Her guidance and support has made it possible for me to deliver healthy twins. By elevated blood pressure was an aspect that was not in my control despite that Dr Gambhir made me keep my cool and make the right decisions. I am truly thankful to Paras Bliss for giving me two beautiful baby boys.”