Everything You Need to Know About a High Risk Pregnancy
During your pregnancy, you already have so many worries and concerns going through your head about having your baby. The last thing you want to think about is how there is a chance you may have a high-risk pregnancy. It’s not fun to hear, but acknowledging it ahead of time can help prepare your doctor and everyone else for how to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. It’s not a guarantee but it’s far better to be prepared just in case. Continue reading to find out more about high-risk pregnancies.
There are unfortunately numerous factors that can lead to having a high-risk pregnancy. It could be due to various lifestyle choices, prior medical concerns, or even the fact that you’ve had multiple prior births. In any instance, these factors contribute to wear on or in your body which can then make the miracle of childbirth more difficult. With that being said, it is not a hard and fast rule that this will happen if you have prior health concerns or other births. It simply can make it more likely, and therefore you should keep that in mind and schedule more frequent prenatal visits if you fall into one of those categories. As for lifestyle choices, this typically involves the use of substances or putting oneself in more hazardous situations for the body.
Symptoms that could be a tell-tale sign of a high-risk pregnancy can include numerous effects, some of which are common with a typical pregnancy. These include headaches and swelling of the hands, feet, or face. This can happen with typical pregnancies but if they are continued it may be time to come in for a visit. Some more obvious symptoms that are directly linked to a high-risk pregnancy include extreme belly or pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding or fluid leakage, and even lack of consciousness. There are others as well, but those are some of the most intense symptoms.
There are solutions to high-risk pregnancies. Though they namely involve symptom treatment and reduction of these effects to hopefully make the pregnancy more manageable. Though until we get to see you and have a consultation, it is too much of a case-by-case basis to promote any one solution.
We hope you find this information somewhat reassuring, and please do not hesitate to reach out to us here at Huey & Weprin Ob/Gyn in Kettering, OH. All you have to do to have a support team on your side is call us at 937.771.5100.