Safety Measures to take in a Complicated Pregnancy

The term “high risk” sounds really scary but with advanced medical technology and self help measures there is nothing to panic even if you are pregnant with complicacies.

High risk pregnancies can happen to anyone even women who have a perfect health condition; you never know how well your pregnancy would be unless you are actually pregnant! There are in fact many women who had complicated pregnancies but by following the doctor’s advice accurately and some useful tips they have successfully delivered perfectly healthy babies.

However, to avoid the possibility of complicated pregnancies it is always recommended to go for a pre-pregnancy check up and prepare your body to welcome the child. You might need extra monitoring and treatment during those 9 months, but whatsoever there is just no reason to get upset or tensed due to any condition as stress would only exaggerate your adverse situations.

safety measures to take in a complicated pregnancyRisk Factors for Complicated Pregnancies

There are some pre-existing factors that trigger complicated pregnancies like heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid, kidney disorders, diabetes, STDs including HIV, epilepsy, cancer, Blood disorders, autoimmune diseases (such as lupus), overweight or underweight, fertility problems, problems in past pregnancies, age below 18 or above 35. However, these conditions do not necessarily bring complications during pregnancy but can be a risk factor; thus it is recommended to keep these factors in control before you are planning for a pregnancy ahead.

Complicated Pregnancy Conditions and Safety Measures –

There are many health conditions that can develop during pregnancy even if you are a person with sound health. This segment will help you to know those conditions and make you aware of the safety measures that can be taken to counter these –


This condition can be described as abnormally high blood pressure during pregnancy. The mother’s kidneys, brain and liver can get affected that will in turn be fatal for the child as well. Check your blood pressure at home regularly; go for urine tests every month and check the protein content, keep your weight in check and count your fetal movements every-day.

Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes develops during pregnancy and if the mothers follow the right diet plan the babies will not be really affected due to this. The condition resolves after 2 weeks of delivery, however during pregnancy avoid all kinds of sweetened food, meet your dietician every 2 months, check your blood sugar at home regularly, take prescribed medications, include carbohydrates in your diet, proper exercise and sleep is also very important.

Preterm Labor

When the labor starts before week 37, its preterm labor. You can avoid this by being more careful during the third trimester; usually some infections, previous preterm labor history and shortened cervix are the cause of such condition. Some natural ways to avoid preterm labor is by calming down your uterus taking cool baths, use all mind relaxation techniques, have the right diet, drink lots of fluid and water.

Placenta Previa

When you have this condition, your placenta will be unusually low lying in the uterus that often causes bleeding and preterm delivery. To avoid this condition you can take bed rest as much as possible; consult your doctor and take all possible medications needed (some may be steroids), do not douche or involve in intercourse that would cause bleeding. Contact the doctor immediately if you see any bleeding or feel severe abdominal pain.

Being Pregnant with Multiples

Multiple births are common in women who have been under prolonged fertility treatment. However, the condition is risky and also involves further risks like gestational diabetes, premature labor, and high blood pressure. Take the right dose of medicine that the doctor prescribes, do not eat less or more – follow the diet chart that id done by the dietician. Eating excessive might lead to overweight and complicate the situation further. Take bed rest as much as possible and keep yourself stress-free. Go for the tests and scans as recommended by doctor; you might need extra monitoring in comparison to women who are carrying only one child.


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