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Dr. Swati Rai (MBBS, MS-OB/GYN, DNB, FMAS and DMAS)

Consultant Gynecologist & Obstetricians

“Women empowerment means empowering the family and the nation. There are many facets of a woman's life and we should help her at every stage of her life. As a Gynecologist and Obstetrician, my priority is to empower women and provide them with the best possible treatment through awareness of various female health issues, and the anatomy of their bodies. Me and my team are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art gynecological and medical services and treatments to every woman and adolescent.”

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High Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy risks can be increased by maternal health problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease, heart or blood disorders, poorly controlled asthma, and infections. Additionally, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and using illegal drugs can also put a pregnancy at risk.

What are the signs and symptoms of high-risk pregnancy:
  •  Vaginal bleeding or spotting: This can be a sign of a problem with the placenta or an issue with the baby's development.
  •  Persistent or severe headaches: High blood pressure or preeclampsia can cause headaches.
  •  Swelling of the face, hands, or feet: This can also be a sign of high blood pressure or preeclampsia.
  •  Abdominal pain or cramping: This can be a sign of a problem with the placenta or the baby's position.
  •  Shortness of breath: This can be a sign of anemia or a heart condition.
  •  Fatigue or feeling very tired: This can be a sign of anemia or other health conditions.
  •  Visual disturbances: This can be a symptom of preeclampsia.
  •  Reduced fetal movement: This can be a sign of a problem with the baby's health or development.

It's important to note that not all women with high-risk pregnancies will experience these symptoms, and it's important to consult with your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about your pregnancy.

How is high-risk pregnancy diagnosed and monitored?
  • Medical history and physical examination: The healthcare provider will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to identify any underlying conditions or risk factors that could make the pregnancy high-risk.
  • Blood tests: Blood tests can be done to check for anemia, diabetes, and other health conditions that could affect the pregnancy.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound can be used to check the baby's growth and development, and to look for any abnormalities or complications.
  • Non-Stress Test (NST) or Biophysical profile (BPP): To monitor the well-being of the baby and to check for any signs of distress.
  • Amniocentesis: To test for chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disorders in the baby.
  • Fetal echocardiography: To check for any heart defects in the baby.
  • Doppler ultrasonography: To check the blood flow in the uterus and to monitor placental function.
  • Regular prenatal visits: More frequent prenatal visits may be necessary to monitor the mother and baby's health and to check for any signs of complications. 
It's important to note that the specific tests and monitoring will depend on the individual circumstances of the pregnancy, and that your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a care plan tailored to your needs.