High risk Pregnancy

High-risk pregnancy doctor in Dehradun

Dr Sumita Prabhakar a leading high-risk obstetrician-gynecolgist in Dehradun well known to manage the most critical of high-risk pregnancies and care for the babies. Dehradun gynaecologist Dr Sumita Prabhakar treats women with high-risk pregnancy factors such as cardiac disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, infectious diseases and kidney or gastrointestinal problems; multiple births; chronic loss of pregnancy; and chronic preterm labour and delivery. In high-risk obstetrics, new techniques and innovations have been developed, and Dr Sumita Prabhakar provides treatment and services that benefit from these advances.

Dr Sumita Prabhakar’s maternal-fetal team also promotes pre-birth prevention, encourages high-risk mothers to seek regular prenatal care, maintain a healthy diet and exercise, manage chronic and stressful conditions, and avoid risky substances such as alcohol, nicotine and non-prescription drugs.

High Risk Pregnancy

The term “high-risk pregnancy” specifically refers to a pregnancy that has an increased potential for complications that could affect the mother and/or child. Normal, healthy delivery is entirely possible despite high-risk pregnancy, but requires special monitoring and attention. Dr. Sumita Prabhakar specializes in the management of high-risk pregnancy in Dehradun. Please contact Dr. Sumita today to schedule an appointment if you think you may be at higher risk.

The factors of High-risk pregnancy

If a woman has one or a combination of many of the following factors, pregnancy may be considered a high-risk:

Maternal Age: Women under the age of 17 or over 35 have a higher risk of complications than women between the ages of 17 and 35. These risks significantly increase even more once a woman is 40 or older.

Medical History: If a previous pregnancy was delivered preterm, resulted in a low birth weight or required a c-section, future pregnancies will be considered high-risk. Women with diabetes, blood pressure disorders, anemia or various infections are also at risk for complications.

Lifestyle factors: Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, poor diet and uncontrolled weight (overweight or underweight) all can cause complications for the mother and her baby.