Special Care for Risky Pregnancy

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Almost all pregnancies are normal and undergo normal processes. However, there could be some circumstances that make your doctor thinks they are risky for you and for your baby which needed to be taken care of. This might be because you have a health problem or having twin in your pregnancy. Sometimes symptom expands and gives a sign to doctor that you need some specific cares.

Anaemia
Most women underwent a slight anaemia before they are pregnant and this is usually caused by lack of iron nutrient. This situation must be overcome to suit the pregnancy needs and the bleeding during giving birth soon.

Treatment
Prevent anaemia by taking various food diets, take foods that are rich with irons. If your blood test shows that you are experiencing anaemia, your doctor will give will additional iron medication to take. Take the tablet after lunch with lots of water because it can irritate the stomach and causes constipation, diarrhea or vomiting. Foods rich with iron such as spinach, liver and red meat can overcome this problem.

Diabetes
Diabetes must be monitored carefully during your pregnancy and the sugar level in blood must often be checked.

Treatment
You must control in the blood sugar level, doctor can adapt insulin recruitment for you on your pregnancy. You need to give special attention on your diet. You should also visit the antenatal clinic often. Some women discover that this disease arise at early pregnancy. It usually disappears after giving birth.

Weak Womb (Incompetent Cervix)
In ordinary pregnancy, cervix or womb’s neck is still shuts until the baby is born. But if miscarriages often to happen after three-month of pregnancy, this may be due by the weak womb neck got opened and causes miscarriages.

Treatment
Doctor might suggest a minor operation to re-close the cervix at early of pregnancy. This stitch will be re-open at the end of pregnancy, or when almost giving birth.

Pre-eclampsia
This is one of the common problems at the end pregnancy. The symptoms are blood pressure increases to more 140/90, sudden body weight increase, swollen ankles, feet and hands, and presence of protein in the urine. If you have one of these symptoms, the doctor will be watching you more carefully. If the blood pressure increase is not treated, it could cause danger to the placenta.

Treatment
Your doctor will advise you to rest. To reduce blood pressure, you can take medicine or reduce salt content in foods. If the condition is serious and unchanged, you will be hospitalized although you are feeling well. You may have to give birth by induction (induce).

Negative Rhesus Factor
Your blood shall be tested during your first visit to the clinic to determine whether you have positive or negative Rhesus factor. About 15 percent of the people experience rhesus negative and if you are one of these people, you will experience some problems during gestation period if you have rhesus positive baby. This means your blood group is different. However this will not cause danger to your first baby. Usually you will face problem on further pregnancy.

Treatment
If your first baby rhesus positive while you are rhesus negative, you would be given protection vaccine which is known as anti-D once after birth. This will prevent problem when you are carrying another baby after this pregnancy. This vaccination may be given during pregnancy in some hospital.

Miscarriage
Miscarriage is the end of pregnancy and this could happen in each five pregnancies. Most miscarry happens in week 12, often take place before the woman even knows that she is pregnant, usually because the baby is not developed normally. Bleeding from vagina is an early indication.

Miscarriage treatment
If bleeding is little, pregnancy could be saved. Your doctor will propose you to have plenty of rest; the bleeding might stop and if you rest for several days, the pregnancy will take place as usual. No abnormality risk to the baby. You will be given pregnancy or ultra-sound test to make sure that the baby is safe.

Natural miscarriage
If bleeding happen a lot and you are painful, this may mean that the baby has died. You must be hospitalized to clean the womb. Because you lost the baby at early pregnancy, you may feel depressed. You also may feel concerned either you can re-conceive a healthy baby, feeling guilty and self-reproach.

Vagina Bleeding
If you experience bleeding from vagina at any gestation period, contact your doctor and lay back immediately on bed. If this takes place before the 28th week, this may be a miscarriage sign. If after this period, it means that the placenta is bleeding. This could happen if the placenta starts to move away from the uterus wall or if the placenta is too low within the uterus and closes or half closes the cervix.

Treatment
Placenta is the baby life line. So if doctor thinks your condition is risky, you will be hospitalized, where the placenta’s position may be checked. You must stay in the hospital until your delivery time. If you experience blood loss, you must undergo blood transfusion and your baby might be delivered earlier before time through induction or cesarean surgery. If the bleeding is small and happened few weeks before birth, doctor could decides you to give birth naturally but under intensive care.

Twin
Pregnancy and delivery process happens normally although you will experience two births. You may undergo complication like anaemia, preeclampsia or anterior baby position. You also could possibly suffer ordinary pregnancy problems with worse, especially during the last few months.

Treatment
Fixed visits to the antenatal clinic must be often if you have twin pregnancy, so that any complication can be identified immediately. Pregnancy of more than one baby burden your body more than normal, so make sure your body is always in healthy condition especially during the last few weeks. To avoid problems to your digestion, eat fresh food and in smaller number.

Note: This internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional.

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