Making Pregnancy Safe


Pregnancy is a joyful time for a woman. Women always dream for a safe pregnancy and a healthy child. Not every lady encounters the dangers or risks of pregnancy. Being prepared for and ready for complications is a procedure that supports pregnant ladies, their families to prepare and be ready for birth or any crisis.

With regular check up and medical advice it can be easily understood that if the pregnancy is a high risk one. Once aware of the same, additional care is required to have a safe pregnancy and healthy child.  Any risks in previous pregnancy can include you in high risk. It is the Doctor, the test, the check up and the medical history that leads to diagnosis of pregnancy status and its health level.

Factors of high risk pregnancy:-

  1. Maternal Age- The first and foremost factor of pregnancy analysis is the maternal age. Any lady less than 17 or more than 35 years of age is susceptible to a high risk pregnancy. Further, after the age of 40 the risk of premature delivery and hereditary deformities also increases. It’s the Doctors that work out the complete process of dealing with your case, accordingly.
  2. Any pre-pregnancy conditions- Any ailments or conditions existing before pregnancy, like hypertension, relating to lungs, kidney, heart related troubles, diabetes, weaker immune system, any STDs, etc., can put the expecting lady into high level of dangers. The awareness, timely treatment and following the medical advice can help avoid the harmful effects of any pre-pregnancy conditions. But one needs to be disciplined to Doctors advice, medicines and suggested diet.
  3. Multiple Births – Multiple births mean more than one child. It signifies that the expecting mother has got, twins, triplets, quadruplets, or so. These all relate to different sets of pregnancies, their care and related risks. Women these days are utilizing higher level of medications leading to the danger of untimely work, gestational diabetes and even pregnancy-incited hypertension.

Pregnancy usually becomes a matter of criticality and attains the level of high risk due to lifestyles challenges, health concerns or issues arising during pregnancy itself. Therefore it is to be understood that preparation and planning plays a very important role in the health and well being of yours during pregnancy and that of your child. Doctors diagnose and treatment can help you have a safe and comfortable time. Hence, be aware and prepared about yourself.

About author


Dr. Manju Gupta

Dr. Manju Gupta completed MS (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) and senior residency from VMMC, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Gupta is particularly interested in fetal medicine and high risk obstetrics. She also has three research papers published in national and international journals to her credit. Presently, she is assocaited with Jaypee Hospital, Noida

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