Gestational Diabetes – This condition can increase the risk of complications in pregnancy. However, you can have a healthy pregnancy and birth by following a diet and treatment plan prescribed by a doctor. High blood pressure – During pregnancy, some changes to blood pressure medication may be recommended.
Pregnancy test as early as 11–14 days after ovulation. To perform a blood pregnancy test, the doctor draws blood from a vein in your arm. This blood is sent to a laboratory for testing. The results of most blood pregnancy tests take at least a couple of days.
Regular prenatal care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Helps manage the mother's existing health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Cares for women who develop complications during pregnancy or childbirth.
Doctors perform cerclage to prevent late (second trimester) miscarriages and preterm (early) delivery. Women may be at risk for these complications because of cervical incompetence (when your cervix opens too soon during pregnancy). will perform cervical cerclage, also called cervical stitch, in her clinic
A small piece of your placenta by putting a needle through your belly or a small tube up your vagina. They test the sample for Down syndrome and other genetic conditions. Only some high-risk women will need this test, usually if a screening found a risk of a birth defect.
A multiple pregnancy increases the risk of complications. More frequent visits may help your doctor find complications early enough to implement effective treatment or management. Your nutritional status and weight should also be monitored more closely with a multiple pregnancy.
Genetic counselling is a specialized branch of medicine aimed at helping individuals, couples and families understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, familial and reproductive implications of the genetic contribution to specific health conditions.
The term bad obstetric history (BOH) is loosely used to signify that a woman has previously had problems in previous pregnancies. This may include miscarriage, stillbirth or any other adverse and unwanted conditions.
Symptoms of a placental disorder can include vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, headaches, and preterm labor with back pain or uterine contractions. Most patients, however, do not experience any symptoms outside of normal pregnancy symptoms. Placental disorders are typically diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound.
It occurs when women who are pregnant have a sudden increase in blood pressure along with signs of organ damage (most often to the kidneys or liver, but sometimes the lungs or other organs).
Limiting the number of children in a family means more resources for each child and more time for the parents to dedicate to each child. Family planning can also help couples in a sexual relationship not to be worried about the woman getting pregnant.
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