Once your pregnancy is confirmed, it’s important to see your Doctor as soon as possible so you can schedule the appointments you will need during your pregnancy. These are called your antenatal appointments or antenatal care.
These appointments will allow your Doctor to help both you and your baby stay healthy. Even if your pregnancy is going well and you’re feeling well, it’s important for you to attend your appointments so that any potential risks can be identified and prevented, or reduced.
It’s also a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pregnancy such as what’s happening during each trimester, physical pregnancy symptoms and the birth itself. You may want to ask questions about caring for your baby after the birth.
A high-risk pregnancy is one of greater risk to the mother or her fetus than an uncomplicated pregnancy. Pregnancy places additional physical and emotional stress on a woman’s body. Health problems that occur before a woman becomes pregnant or during pregnancy may also increase the likelihood for a high-risk pregnancy.
Some of the Factors that put a pregnancy at risk are High blood pressure, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Obesity, Age, First-time pregnancy after age 35, Thyroid disease, Depression, Infertility conception , Recurrent Miscarriages, Previous Cesarean pregnancy etc.
The most prominent sign of labour is strong repetitive uterine contractions or waters leaking. The distress levels reported by labouring women vary widely. They appear to be influenced by fear and anxiety levels, experience with prior childbirth, cultural ideas of childbirth and pain, mobility during labour, and the support received during labour.
Caesarean section, also known as C-section, or caesarean delivery, is the use of surgery to deliver babies. A caesarean section is often necessary when a vaginal delivery would put the baby or mother at risk. This may include obstructed labour, twin pregnancy, high blood pressure in the mother, breech birth, or problems with the placenta or umbilical cord.
These are the gynecological problems encountered during pregnancy, labour or post delivery.
The number of pregnant women who require challenging surgeries during pregnancy is increasing. Recognition of such patients reduces the risk of morbidity and mortality. The term Complex Obstetric Surgery (COS) implies all surgeries carry more than typical risk for maternal and fetal morbidity such as: