High risk obstetrical care
Pregnancy follows a routine course for most women, however some women develop medical complications that can compromise their health and the health of their baby. These pregnancies are commonly termed as high-risk pregnancies. These complications can be serious and require special care to ensure the best possible outcome. The dedicated team of Arias Hospital high risk obstetrician consultants work to minimize complications and help you achieve the healthiest pregnancy possible.
High risk pregnancy includes
- Mother developing medical disorder eg. Diabetes
- Hypertension in pregnancy i.e. Preeclampsia
- Baby developing medical complications
- Heart disease diagnosed in a pregnancy
- Multiple pregnancy e.g. twins
- preterm labor
- Morbidly adherent placenta
- previous abdominal surgeries
- PROM , etc.
Routine Antenatal & Postnatal care
- Antenatal care (ANC): Because all pregnant women are at risk of developing complications and because many of these complications are unpredictable, it is important to ensure that all pregnant women have access to preventive interventions, early diagnosis and treatment for problems, and emergency care when needed. It is now emphasized that ANC should focus on early detection and skilled and timely interventions for factors having proven impacts on maternal and infant outcomes (Maternal and Neonatal Health Program, 2001a).
- Postnatal care (PNC): There is increasing emphasis placed on ensuring that women receive PNC within a few days of delivery for early diagnosis of postpartum complications. PNC also provides an opportunity to counsel the new mother on family planning and on caring for herself and her newborn, as well as to assess the newborn for any problems.