High-Risk Pregnancy


A woman’s pregnancy is generally considered a delicate and complex process. It involves numerous physiological changes, hormonal shifts, and the development of a new life within the woman’s body. While pregnancy is a natural and often joyous event, it also carries certain risks and requires proper care and attention. Risk factors like age, weight, family history or hereditary issues can make your gestation period a high-risk pregnancy.

Our gynaecologist Dr. Pranjali Singh offers excellent high risk pregnancy care in Dubai and advises us to be extra cautious and vigilant in such cases.

What do we understand by High-Risk Pregnancy?

A “high-risk” pregnancy is defined as any pregnancy that poses increased health risks to the pregnant woman, the fetus, or both. High-risk pregnancies may necessitate additional care before, during, and after childbirth. This reduces the likelihood of complications.

Pregnancies are classified as high-risk when:

  • The woman is less than 17 or more than 35 years older
  • The woman is underweight or overweight prior to pregnancy
  • She is expecting twins, triplets, or other multiples
  • Has high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, or another health problem had previous pregnancy problems, such as premature labour or having a child with a genetic problem or birth defect.

Causes of High-Risk Pregnancy

Some common factors that may increase the likelihood of a high-risk pregnancy are:

High Blood pressure

Disorders of the nervous system

Jaundice (liver disease)

Platelet dysfunction

Diabetes Epilepsy

Genetic abnormalities

Heart issues

Kidney failure

Heart issues




If you encounter any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to seek high-risk pregnancy care in Dubai:

  • The platelet count is low.
  • Significant pain or cramping in the lower abdomen
  • Some patients exhibit anaemia.
  • Vitamin D and B12 deficiencies can be problematic.
  • Uncontrolled bleeding or abnormal bleeding in patients who have had a previous C-section or abortion
  • Vision changes that are noticeable, such as blurred vision
  • Lesser fetal movements
  • Chronic headaches
  • Mood imbalances
  • Urination causing painful burning sensations

Common pregnancy-related problems

Following are some of the most common complexities that may need high risk pregnancy care in Dubai:

Preeclampsia – Preeclampsia is a syndrome characterised by high blood pressure. It also happens due to abnormally high levels of protein in the urine and swelling. If not treated, it can be dangerous or even fatal to the mother or baby. However, with proper management, most women who develop preeclampsia have healthy babies. Nobody knows what causes preeclampsia. You have a better chance if you’re older, overweight, or had high blood pressure or diabetes before becoming pregnant.

Gestational Diabetes – Women with gestational diabetes have higher chances of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. To avoid injury to your baby, you may need to have a C-section instead of a vaginal birth. If you are over 25, pregnant with multiples, overweight, have had gestational diabetes, or you delivered a large baby in the past, or if someone in your family has diabetes, your risk of gestational diabetes increases.

Premature Labour – Premature labour is defined as labour that commences before the 37th week of pregnancy. Preemies are more likely to develop health problems or developmental delays later in life. Although there is no way to predict which women will have preterm labour or birth, there are some risk factors that women should be aware of, such as certain infections, a shortened cervix, or a history of preterm birth.

Placenta Previa – A medical condition in which the placenta covers the cervix is known as placenta previa. The condition can result in bleeding, especially if the woman is having contractions. If the placenta is still covering the cervix near the end of the pregnancy, the doctor may recommend a caesarean section to reduce bleeding risks to the mother and baby.

Managing High-Risk Pregnancy

During this appointment, our doctor may advise you on how to reduce your risk of certain problems.

These are some examples:

  • Consuming at least 400 micrograms of folic acid on a daily basis, beginning before and throughout pregnancy
  • Obtaining the recommended immunizations
  • Abiding by a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting engaged in physical activity regularly, unless our doctor advises otherwise
  • Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol
  • Using only over-the-counter and prescription medications that the doctor has approved.

Why consult Dr. Pranjali Singh for high risk pregnancy care in Dubai?

Dr. Pranjali Singh and her team offer a well-coordinated, comprehensive continuum of care for the management of complicated pregnancies from conception to childbirth and beyond.

She offers meticulous care and attention with everything under one roof:

  • Exclusive labour and delivery rooms that have been specially designed to provide a living and safe environment during childbirth.
  • Analgesic and breathing techniques for pain-free labour
  • Day evaluation unit
  • Early pregnancy evaluation
  • High reliance unit
  • 24/7 availability of blood bank services
  • Interventional radiology facility

Book an appointment if you are looking for the right kind of high risk pregnancy care in Dubai.

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