High-risk pregnancies don’t necessarily mean that there is inherent risk to the health of the baby or the mother, but certainly implies that extra care is warranted. High risk pregnancies happen either due to pre-existing health conditions, a previously difficult pregnancy or certain health conditions that you may have developed during the course of this pregnancy. Health conditions like obesity, diabetes, blood disorders, chronic kidney problems and so on, increase the risk during pregnancy. Also, certain lifestyle factors such as excessive smoking, drinking, drug abuse also pose a potential danger. Weight-gain during pregnancy is normal, however, excessive weight can pose a potential risk, as does high blood pressure.
While there is an increased risk of complications during high-risk pregnancies, a few extra precautions should be able to mitigate these risks to a large extent. Frequent consultations with your gynaecologist, strict adherence to the diet and medicine schedule, staying away from smoking and alcohol consumption during the course of the pregnancy and adequate physical activity are some of the simple yet effective ways of dealing with a high-risk pregnancy.