High Risk Pregnancy

The type of pregnancy that can affect the health of the mother and her baby, or it can be fatal for either of them is called a high-risk pregnancy. Some of the factors that can result in a high-risk pregnancy are hypertension, PCOS, kidney or heart problems, autoimmune disease, smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, advanced maternal age, and thyroid disorder.

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Kindly suggest the risks for the baby when my wife delivers at 37 weeks.

Query: Hi doctor,My wife aged 23 years have autoantibodies SSA strong positive 3+, SSB borderline positive and RO 52 strong positive 3+. She lost her first pregnancy before a year because complete congenital heart block (CHB) was found in the fetus by TIFFA at19 weeks with a condition of fetal hydrops br...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the prescription. Delivery should be conducted at 37 weeks if there is fetal growth restriction in ultrasound. In the ultrasou...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to have my next baby after a year of having a cesarean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. I delivered a baby girl through cesarean around four months back, but unfortunately, she survived just for a day. Now we want to have a baby as soon as possible. How soon can we start trying for a baby? Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you delivered the baby by caesarean, the wound takes some more time to heal. If you become pregnant before two years, then there is a chance of weak scar due to early stretching over the scar. Ideally, you should wait for three years. But you can start trying for ...  Read Full »

Can pregnant women take blood thinners?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 weeks pregnant at the age of 35. After my first pregnancy, I had some painless blood clots and I left them untreated. Now I was advised to take a blood thinner tablet for 100 days. On a second opinion, I was advised to stop taking it as it can lead to severe blood loss during del...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood thinners are advised when the ultrasound or clinical examination shows a risk for hypertension or growth problems later in pregnancy or due to previous abortions or pregnancy losses or in higher maternal age. These medications can cause increased bleeding during d...  Read Full »

How does chemoradiation affect pregnant women?

Query: Hi, My wife is pregnant and during her 1st-trimester her doctor suspected some growth in the cervix, and a biopsy was done. the pathology of cervial tissue states "squamous cell carcinoma -nonkeratinizing". also, it says that "the specimen consists of cream-white, irregularly shaped, solid, and soft...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. I am sorry to say that the biopsy reports you mentioned indeed indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with Cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors like which trimester the pregnancy is currently. what is the stage of pregnancy? ...  Read Full »

Does herpes affect pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a need to take steroids for IVF due to autoimmune issue. But, I have herpes 2. Will it affect my baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The biggest concern in a pregnant genital herpes patient is that the infection is transmitted to the baby during labor and delivery, which can be devastating. This can happen if you are contagious or shedding the virus. There is no way to know for sure if you are she...  Read Full »

Can anyone give a third opinion on my wife's condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife, who is 23 years old, has autoantibodies SSA strong positive 3+, SSB borderline positive and RO52 strong positive 3+. She lost her first pregnancy last year, because CHB was found on fetus by TIFFA at 19 weeks with fetal hydrops bradycardia. Now, she is 8 weeks pregnant. Our obst...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These medications are given to your wife for fetal well being and these medications are definitely going to help. Since there is a subchorionic hemorrhage, you have been advised to stop Enoxaparin. She may go a little easy with this medicine and restart it as per advised....  Read Full »

Is Arava safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been suffering from arthritis for the last 6 years. We visited many doctors, but she did not get proper relief. Recently, my wife started taking Arava 20 mg and many others. We were told to avoid pregnancy while taking this medicine. But, my wife is 2 months pregnant now an...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Arava (Leflunomide) is a teratogenic drug and should not be used in pregnancy. Also, one should not plan to conceive for at least after two years of stopping the drug. In cases like you, one option is to abort and the second is to take the risk of...  Read Full »

What supplements to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 year old female and I have been confirmed pregnant today, both in urine and blood. This is the first time I have got pregnant naturally. I have had no gynecological complication so far. We have been attempting since last one year and have had follicular study regularly every mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to clear that you need not have to take so many supplements and medicines from now. This is useless and often undesirable. The recommendation is to take Folic acid 5 mg once a day and if needed some tablets for nausea, Doxylamine, iron, calcium and...  Read Full »

What are the pregnancy risks when the mother is 40 years old?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female. I did nuchal translucency (NT) scan at 12 weeks and 1 day. The result reads NT 1.1 mm. Free beta hCG 25.9 ng/ml. PAPP-A 0.53. My sugar levels and BP are normal. I am taking Aspirin and Enoxaparin every day. Kindly tell me about my risks.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I see nothing for you to worry about. Let me explain. Here age is the only factor, but this is only a relative term. In the general population, the risk of genetic problems is high after 40 years, and we tend to screen all the pregnant ladies around ...  Read Full »

What are Jkb antibodies?

Query: Hi doctor,I received a notice after my child's birth as I am positive for Jkb antibodies. Is there a treatment for this? What can a doctor do for this? Does this affect future pregnancy? Where does this come from? How did I get it? I have always been anemic and had Iron supplement. I am not sure whe...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking Iron supplementation and being anemic are not connected to Jkb antibodies. This is genetic and rarely expresses itself, so rarely seen. It is a rare immunological disorder and it rarely causes lysis of red blood cells in renal medulla due to high urine in there. N...  Read Full »

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