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A high risk pregnancy is one in which the risk of certain complications is higher than normal. Although the chances of anything happening can still be low, your doctor will want to keep a closer eye on you, just in case.
You may be identified as having a high risk pregnancy because you:
Having a higher risk pregnancy doesn’t necessarily mean that you will experience complications. Most women will go on to give birth without any problems. However, it is important to know when you are at risk so that you can take precautions and get treatment when it is needed. If you develop a complication, it will need to be treated in order to prevent potentially serious problems for you and your baby.
If you are having a higher risk pregnancy, you may need additional care from an obstetrician to prevent or treat any problems:
The additional care that you receive from your obstetrician for a high risk pregnancy will depend on the kind of risk that has been identified:
If you do develop any complications during pregnancy, you may need treatment to address them. In some cases, it may be necessary to arrange a Caesarean or to deliver your baby earlier than expected. Your antenatal care and treatment will be tailored to your needs and Miss Arafa will explain the options to you in detail.
If your GP or midwife has told you that you are having a high risk pregnancy, you can see a leading obstetrician for specialist care at the Venus Women's Clinic in London. Miss Arafa has experience dealing with all kinds of high risk pregnancies and complications. You can make an appointment with her by phone or using the simple online form.
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