High Risk Pregnancy + Antenatal Care
Hypertension in pregnancy
Hypertension means high BP. High BP which develops during the pregnancy is called pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH). Some women have high BP prior to conceiving, this is called chronic hypertension. Women with chronic hypertension may already be on drugs while conceiving and may develop a superimposed PIH later during their pregnancies.
About 1 in 10 pregnant women has problems with high blood pressure.
About 1 in 20 pregnant women has pre-existing high blood pressure.
If you are pregnant you should have regular blood pressure checks. Most women will not develop any problems with their blood pressure during pregnancy. However, in some women, high blood pressure can develop. It is often mild and not serious. But in some cases, high blood pressure can become severe and can be harmful to both the mother and baby.
Pregnancy a Journey
Monitoring an pregnancy after treatment of infertility
Whenever a couple after few months or years of treatment for infertility becomes pregnant, it is a moment of great joy. But with that happiness there is apprehension too. Many questions pop up in their minds. The only treatment for this is proper and systematic monitoring with periodic counseling and assurance.
Monitoring includes blood tests and sonography,regular examinations and some alterations in medications. Here is a brief account of how we monitor our pregnancies. For simplicity purpose lets divide the pregnancy into three parts- first trimester (first three months), Second trimester (middle three months) and third or last trimester (last three months).