Having a baby is one of the most exciting experiences in life. No matter how healthy you are, pregnancy can be very unpredictable and complications may arise. Good prenatal care and medical treatment during pregnancy can help prevent complications. Safehands Medical Centre helps in planning for the unexpected now to ensure your transition from pregnancy to motherhood is a smooth one.
Who is likely to have a high-risk pregnancy?
You are at risk if you:
- Are overweight
- Use drugs
- Have high blood pressure
- Have diabetes
- Drink alcohol
- Have seizures
- Have a family history of genetic defects
- Are over age 35 or younger than 18
- Are expecting multiples (twins, triplets)
- Have previous health issues including cancer, organ transplant, sexually
transmitted infections or weight loss surgery
- Have had any complications in previous pregnancies such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes or preterm labor and/or delivery
Safehands High-Risk Obstetrics Programs
Our high-risk obstetrics program is prepared to handle difficult situations, whether they are predicted or arise during the delivery. Safehands medical centre provides a 24-hour access to a team of doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists, as well as neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and surgical intensive care unit dedicated to the care of women and their babies.
What We Offer
A careful preconception planning is one of the most important thing to consider before pregnancy. With our preconception counseling with an OB/GYN or maternal-fetal medicine physician, the doctor takes a very careful history of the mother and her family and the baby’s father and his family before pregnancy to determine any factors, illnesses or conditions that may affect the mother or the fetus, such as a genetic defect or history of preterm deliveries. By understanding their health and possible risk factors, couples have the advantage of deciding whether and when to start a family.
What Should You Expect With Our High-risk Obstetrics Program?
- More visits to the doctor
- Diagnostic testing, if appropriate
- Increased monitoring of baby’s health
- Frequent ultrasounds
- Possible hospitalization during pregnancy
The gynaecologic ultrasound scan is carried out to examine the organs of reproduction in the woman who is not pregnant. This examination looks
A low-lying placenta is often diagnosed on ultrasound scan before 20 weeks. As the baby grows the placenta is carried upwards. For some women the placenta continues to be in the lower part of the womb in later gestation.