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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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. R Balakrishnan Menon

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 »

What could go wrong in an ultrasound taken at 22 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an ultrasound at 22 weeks of pregnancy and was informed about the gender of the baby. However, the scan took about two hours which was more than what I anticipated, and I was advised to take another ultrasound in about two weeks which seemed unusual to me. I am very anxious if ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have seen the report you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy). While camera images are not the ideal way for interpretation, I will try to give you a glimpse of the core findings....  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 »

Will there be any complications in the second pregnancy of a hepatitis-B-positive mother?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has hepatitis B. She does not have any complications, but she always feels tired. She has already given birth once, and now she is pregnant again after two years. How many times can she get pregnant? Is there any risk involved in this pregnancy? Her doctor told that there is no ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best thing you can do is to check the viral load now. And according to the report, there will be a high or low risk of transfer. In the case of low risk, it is same as the first pregnancy. She can continue the pregnancy, but the baby should receive an immediate in...  Read Full »

In our first ultrasound at nine weeks, there is a cystic hygroma of 3.5 mm. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Today we have completed the first ultrasound of our baby, who is nine weeks and five days gestation. Our doctor found out the baby is having a 3.5 mm cystic hygroma by interpreting the ultrasound image and advised us to visit the high-risk pregnancy doctor. We are worried much now. Could...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly do not panic, please. The hygroma are observed in certain pregnant females during the first trimester. The cysts sometimes go away, and sometimes they tend to increase. 3.5 mm is relatively smaller, but the...  Read Full »

After stopping Arip, I suffer from insomnia during pregnancy. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,Initially, I was diagnosed to have bipolar disorder before 10 years and was cured with Lithium. Then, it relapsed before five years. So, I started to have Arip 20 mg and by last month it was tapered to 5 mg. Now, I am 8 weeks pregnant. When I got to know that I am pregnant, I was advised b...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pregnancy is a high-risk period. Hence, the risk of relapse is more during pregnancy. It is advisable to take a small dose of medications throughout the pregnancy to prevent relapse. I suggest tablet Serenace 1.5 mg (Haloperidol) at night along with tablet Pacitane (Trih...  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 of them found as blisters. We met the doctor and she said it as chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicilli...  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 w...  Read Full »

How does chemoradiation affect pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant. During her first trimester, her doctor suspected some growth in her cervix and a biopsy was done. Her pathology of cervical tissue states squamous cell carcinoma of non-keratinizing. It also says that the specimen contains creamy white, irregularly shaped, solid, and s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife's biopsy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors. As your wife is in her first trimester, waiting till the end o...  Read Full »

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

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

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 »

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