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What is High risk pregnancy?

16:08 - 27 April , 2021


It can be understood as a series of elements that increase the chances of developing health problems during pregnancy, putting the life of the mother and the baby at risk. 

Origin and potential risks:

Among the main risk factors are heart disease, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, alcoholism, smoking, and drug addiction. Other diseases, such as pre-eclampsia, autoimmune disorders, different types of cancer, and hormonal problems, can also increase the risk of a high-risk pregnancy.

Signs and symptoms High risk pregnancy

They will largely depend on the underlying cause, although having high blood pressure or high blood sugar could point to a high-risk pregnancy. 

Diagnosis and treatment High risk pregnancy

In order to diagnose and/or treat a high-risk pregnancy, it will be essential to know your medical and family history in case of high-risk pregnancies. It is also important that possible pre-existing diseases are identified and treated. It is necessary that, during pregnancy, your doctor keeps a timely monitoring of your blood pressure, blood sugar, and other types of hormonal parameters.

It is likely that you will be prescribed various studies (ultrasound, electrocardiograms, etc.), as well as laboratory tests, to recognize any risk and provide prompt care if it occurs. They could also recommend a consultation with specialists in different areas to assess risks and offer you comprehensive care.

At ABC Medical Center we have a team of experts in the various branches of gynecology ready to serve you with world-class quality and safety standards, as well as the humane treatment and warmth that characterizes us. Come to us and you will receive the best care available in Mexico and Latin America.

We are pioneers in gynecologic laparoscopy, which allows us to offer you the best treatment options, with shorter hospitalization times, as well as a faster and less painful recovery, taking care of the aesthetic aspect with smaller scars than open surgeries. We offer you robot-assisted gynecologic surgeries, being an even less invasive and more precise procedure that provides benefits such as:

20% of the total robot surgeries of ABC Medical Center correspond to this specialty, which places us as a cutting-edge institution with great experience and leadership in the field for the benefit of our patients.


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