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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Can rubella of 3 IU/mL affect my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My rubella is 3 IU/mL non-reactive and I am six-weeks pregnant. Do I have rubella infection? Are there any chances of any birth defects? Please advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella is a serious infection to affect pregnancy. Your blood report only states that you had a rubella infection only some time in life. It does not seem to be an active infection. You get it only once. So all you need to know is that that was an infection that...  Read Full »

How does diabetes affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 21 years old with type 1 diabetes. When she was 35 weeks pregnant, she had a cesarean section delivery. The baby's heartbeat stopped and they could not get it started. The doctors are blaming it to be due to diabetes. They said that the baby's blood acid was 25, which is five...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Diabetes is a big problem and so, the pregnancy during diabetes is labeled as high risk pregnancy. It is very uncertain to know what side effect might occur. However, the side effects can vary from person to person. It is very difficul...  Read Full »

How to confirm the reason for my abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some hormonal imbalance problem. I had my last periods two months back. I became pregnant and took an hCG test. It was 121 and I took viability scan at 7.6 weeks. The heart rate was 92 bpm, which is less compared to one week. So, doctor suggested me to repeat a scan after two weeks....  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ovarian reserve appears to be good. Recurrent abortion needs evaluation for the following. Parental karyotype abnormality, uterine abnormalities, antiphospholipid syndrome, immunologic dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, polycystic ovary...  Read Full »

I am a 28-year-old with a uterine fibroid. Will it cause severe pain during gestation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years, and I have a 3 cm uterine fibroid. Will it start growing once I conceive? Will it cause severe and unbearable pain during gestation? What are the risks if I conceive?  Read Full »


Dr. Shoaib Javeed Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Uterine fibroids, in most cases, continue to grow in size, but of course, they are dependent on various contributing factors. A 3 cm uterine fibroid should not contribute any complications to pregnancy, although you will have to be under...  Read Full »

Why did my wife have subchorionic hematoma, low amniotic fluid, preeclampsia, and HELLP Syndrome during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, About a year ago, we found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child. When her gynecologist confirmed her pregnancy, she started bleeding heavily two weeks later (around the 10th week). We drove to the nearest hospital to perform an ultrasound, and they told my wife that she h...  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your description shows that your wife could have APLA syndrome (antiphospholipid syndrome). Such patients are generally asymptomatic and have severe complications during pregnancy. It is a condition that makes the blood thick. It can also cau...  Read Full »

I have had two C-sections. What are the risks of getting pregnant again?

Query: Hi doctor,A couple of days before, I found out that I was pregnant. According to the first day of my last menstrual period, I am about four and a half weeks pregnant. This is my fourth pregnancy. I had an ectopic pregnancy for four years. Then gave birth after a year through emergency cesarean and d...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your GP has guided you correctly. Abortion can be associated with complications, some of which may be major. Your gynecologist informed you about your weak uterine scar. So, a continuation of pregnancy can be risky as well. In my opinion, you should consult ...  Read Full »

Should I avoid folic acid during MTHFR pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 5 weeks pregnant and I have MTHFR and PAI mutations. My doctor recommended me to take Folic acid. I read it should be avoided during MTHFR pregnancies. Along with that I am on Prozac and Euthyrox. What do you think? What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Truly speaking, MTHFR - methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase mutations are widely spread and all most one half of the population is having or carrying these mutations by different extent. By different extent, I mean to say, various levels of affection or involvement tha...  Read Full »

My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two blisters were found. We met the doctor and she said it was chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicillin an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between week...  Read Full »

Hemoglobin is at 9.8 g/dL at 37 weeks of pregnancy. Kindly advice what is to be done.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and the delivery date given by the doctor is 28th of this month. Two months ago, her hemoglobin was 8.9 g/dL and serum ferritin 36.44 ng/mL. The doctor advised drips with Venofer injections. Four drips (100 ml with two Venofer injections each) have been given...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoglobin is 9.8 g/dL. That is less for the third trimester. But, this is the corrected one, previously it was much lower. In delivery, there is a chance of bleeding, changes in clotting factors and hormonal changes at delivery which can cause more bleeding, diffic...  Read Full »

Is it risky if the NT scan shows 3 to 5 mm thickness in a three-month pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female, who has a 5 year old baby girl. I had two miscarriages, one two years back at 11 weeks, and one last year at nine weeks. Now, I am three months pregnant, and I had a NT scan, which showed a thickness of 3 to 5 mm. Is this a case of high-risk pregnancy? Doe...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Let me put forth few facts. Your age is in normal limits and not in high-risk for anomalies or genetic problem. Only after 37 to 40 years it is high-risk. You do not seem to have any medical complications. You have one 5 year old child, so the cha...  Read Full »

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