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Three Steps To Reduce Threat Of High-Risk Pregnancy
Planning for motherhood is an exciting time. For women in the high-risk category, though, it can also be stressful. Here are three steps you can take to improve your odds of an uneventful pregnancy, safe delivery, and healthy baby.
  • Treat existing conditions – Get a physical. Then follow your doctor’s instructions, doing whatever is possible to get diabetes, elevated blood pressure, lupus, heart disease, or kidney problems under control before you conceive. This may involve medication, weight loss, healthy eating, and a fitness routine.
  • Prevent prior complications – Be sure to tell your OB/GYN if you have had obstetrical complications such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or preterm labor with previous pregnancies. Those problems may be headed off with proper medications and lifestyle changes.
  • Test for fetal issues – Contemporary technologies and blood tests make it easier to detect birth defects, chromosomal abnormalities, and genetic conditions early in the pregnancy. This helps your doctor take extra steps to minimize risk for you and baby.
Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Falae, and the entire team at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine in Katy, TX want to help make your dream of a healthy pregnancy and baby become reality. Call 855-346-8610 to schedule a pre-pregnancy consultation.
What You Should Know About “High Risk” Pregnancy
Being termed “high risk” may sound scary; however, it’s simply a common phrase used to ensure that the mother receives the appropriate amount of prenatal care. It does not indicate that there will be any problems for the baby or the mother. Care for a high-risk pregnancy includes more frequent appointments, ultrasounds, and testing. If you are on medication for a health condition, your prescriptions will be monitored carefully. As your pregnancy progesses, your doctor will monitor you carefully to determine if the baby should be delivered early.

Expectant mothers with high-risk pregnancies should work with their physician to keep themselves and the baby as healthy. This includes going to all of your checkups and testing appointments, eating a healthy diet, taking prescribed medication and vitamins, avoiding individuals who have the cold or flu, not smoking, and getting the appropriate level of exercise and activity.

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