DEPARTMENT OF OBGY ,DMIMS.DU
MANAGING LABOUR IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Author : FACULTY MEMBERS DEPARTMENT OF OBGY DMIMS.DU
ISBN : 978 – 1- 73042 – 606 – 3
Pregnancy is considered as a unique but physiologically normal episode in a womens life. Still, pregnancy places additional physical and emotional risk on a womens life. A high risk pregnancy is the one which puts greater risk to a mother or the fetus than the normal pregnancy. It is very essential for the health care providers and obstetricians to identify such females at an earlier visit and provide essential obstetric care in order to promote a healthy pregnancy and delivery without complications.
Risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include:
Maternal Risk Factors –
->Existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or being HIVpositive.
-> Overweight and obesity -. Obesity increases the risk for high blood pressure,
preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, stillbirth, neural tube defects, and cesarean
-> Young or old maternal age. Pregnancy in teens and women aged 35 or over increases
the risk for preeclampsia and gestational high blood pressure.