What is a High-risk Pregnancy?

A pregnancy is considered “high-risk” if there are increased health risks for the mum-to-be, the baby or both. It is recommended that high-risk pregnancies are managed by O&G specialists to ensure the best possible outcome for the pregnant lady and the baby.

Causes of a High-risk Pregnancy

  • Preeclampsia & Gestational diabetes
  • Getting pregnant above 35 years
  • Being underweight or overweight
  • Carrying more than 1 baby
  • Congenital defects in the baby
  • Infections (including STIs)
  • Pre-existing diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, autoimmune diseases or other illnesses
  • History or miscarriages

Causes of a High-risk Pregnancy

  • Preeclampsia & Gestational diabetes
  • Getting pregnant above 35 years
  • Being underweight or overweight
  • Carrying more than 1 baby
  • Congenital defects in the baby
  • Infections (including STIs)
  • Pre-existing diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, autoimmune diseases or other illnesses
  • History or miscarriages

Managing a High risk Pregnancy

If your pregnancy is classified as high-risk, your doctor will work together with you and your partner to monitor the pregnancy more closely.

Dr Kanika for All Your Pregnancy Needs

With over 20 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dr Kanika Chaudhuri has a keen interest in early pregnancy care and taking care of high-risk pregnancies. She is a visiting consultant at NUHS where she runs a high-risk pregnancy clinic. 

A high-risk pregnancy is one in which a woman and her fetus face a higher-than-normal chance of experiencing problems. These risks may be due to factors in the pregnancy itself, or they may stem from pre-existing maternal medical conditions, such as diabetes, or lupus. Dr Kanika works closely with other specialists such as haematologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists etc to give a multidisciplinary and holistic care and guides her patients to achieve the best possible outcome for their pregnancies. I

Individualized care is very important in the care of high-risk pregnancies which Dr Kanika is able to provide with the assistance of senior staff nurses trained in obstetrics.

Medical Tests You Can Expect from Dr Kanika

Depending on the type of high-risk pregnancy, the doctor may order the following tests:

  • Detailed Ultrasound Screening

To evaluate the baby’s well-being & to check for any birth defects

  • Foetal Echocardiography

To evaluate your baby’s heart for any abnormalities.

  • Genetic Screening

Genetic screening is done using amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.

  • Routine laboratory tests

These include urine analysis, blood tests, oral glucose tolerance tests, and tests for
infectious diseases.

Seek Care From Dr Kanika at Toa Payoh

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    Monday: 7.00am – 9.00pm
    Tuesday: 7.00am – 5.00pm
    Wednesday: 12.30pm – 9.00pm
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    Our clinic opens as early as 7.00 am and closes as late as 9 pm for you to make your clinic visits before or after work. We are also open during lunchtime from 12.30 pm (except on Thursdays & Fridays) for those who would like to squeeze in a consult during lunch.

    Our clinic does minor procedures in the evenings (6pm-9pm) as well for ladies who would like their consult to be after work.

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