High Risk Pregnancy

Most of the time having a baby is a natural process. After a full-term pregnancy, a woman goes into labor on or near her due date and gives birth to a healthy baby. A day or two later she leaves the hospital to begin day-to-day life with her growing family. But not all pregnancies go smoothly. Some women experience what doctors refer to as a high-risk pregnancy. A high-risk pregnancy might pose challenges before, during or after delivery. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you and your baby might need special monitoring or care throughout your pregnancy. High-risk pregnancies require management by a specialist to help ensure the best outcome for the mother and baby.

 Specific factors that might contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include :

Surrogacy may be appropriate if you have a medical condition that makes it impossible or dangerous to get pregnant and give birth for e.g you may have had a hysterectomy or you may have a medical condition where pregnancy would be detrimental to your own health. The surrogate will be screened medically and pshycosocially for the same. Ideally the surrogate should be under 36 and have completed their own family.

  A. Advanced maternal age - Pregnancy risks are higher for mothers age 35 and older.
 B. Lifestyle choices - Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk.
 C. Medical history - A prior C-section, low birth weight baby or preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — might increase the risks for subsequent pregnancies. Other risk factors include a fetal genetic condition, a family history of genetic conditions, a history of pregnancy loss or the death of a baby shortly after birth.
 D. Underlying conditions.Chronic conditions - such as diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy — increase pregnancy risks.
 E. Multiple pregnancy - Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples.
 F. Overdue pregnancy - You might face additional risks if your pregnancy continues too long beyond the due date.

 Prenatal Diagnostics

Our patients benefit from our expertise and advanced technology, including Nuchal Translucency (NT) screening, a new, non-invasive test provided at only a few centres nationwide performed early in pregnancy to identify increased risk for Down syndrome and other birth defects.

  Nuchal Translucency screening for Chromosomal anomalies.
  Chromosomal Analysis (Karyotyping) from:

  1. Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  2. Amniocentesis
  3. Cordocentesis

  Marker Test – Double, Triple & Quadruple test.
  Foetal Blood Transfusion in Rh iso immunised Pregnancies
  Complete Evaluation of Recurrent Pregnancy Miscarriage
  Foetal Biophysical Profile
  Foetal Echo-Cardiography
  Genetic Counseling
  Foetal Reduction