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5 Factors Leading to High-Risk Pregnancies

There are certain factors in particular that can place a pregnancy at risk. They are usually in the form of:

  1. Pre-existing health disorders

               If the soon-to-be mother has health issues such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes, autoimmune disease, infertility, obesity, thyroid disease, HIV/AIDs, etc., it can give way to problems in the foetus. The baby may have low birth weight, birth defects, heart failure, etc. There might also be chances of miscarriage, preeclampsia, premature delivery, and stillbirth. 

  1. Mother’s lifestyle

              Alcohol consumed during pregnancy passes through the umbilical cord and reaches the foetus, increasing chances of miscarriage or stillbirth. Even if the foetus survives, it may have birth defects and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder characterised by abnormal facial features, hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, poor vision, hearing problems, low body weight, short stature, etc. Smoking also puts the foetus at risk for birth defects and sudden infant death syndrome. 

  1. Mother’s age

              Women who are underage or overage both face the risk of serious complications during pregnancy. Teenage mothers run the risk of premature delivery, preeclampsia, hypertension, and having a baby with low birth weight.

              Women over the age of 35 are also likely to have problems related to pregnancy, in addition to declining levels of fertility. They also likely to have medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes which lead to further complications. Their babies might have chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome, which can be detected with the help of prenatal screening. The risk of miscarriage is higher for older women. 

  1. Pregnancy conditions

              Certain problems that arise during pregnancy are:

  1. Multiple gestation: Having twins or triplets increases the risk of premature birth. They are likely to be smaller than their singleton peers and might have difficulty breathing. The mother might also require a caesarean section instead of a natural birth.
  2. Gestational diabetes: This develops during pregnancy. However, it can be managed by following a proper diet and taking treatment. If left uncontrolled, it increases the risk for preterm labour, premature birth, and preeclampsia.
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia: This is a condition in which there is a sudden increase in blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, which can affect the mother’s kidneys, liver and brain. Untreated, it can be fatal for both mother and child. Eclampsia is a more severe form of this condition, characterised by seizures and coma in the mother.




  1. Mother’s weight

              Women who are obese or overweight may have babies with birth defects such as spina bifida, heart problems, cleft palate and lip, and hydrocephaly. Since they’re also more likely to have gestational diabetes, this brings with it its own set of complications as mentioned previously. On the other hand, women who are underweight may deliver prematurely, or their babies may be underweight.

For all these reasons, prior planning and pre-conception check-ups are necessary. So if you’re hoping to get pregnant, get your complications checked at reputed diagnostics centre like Apollo Diagnostics to have a safe and risk-free pregnancy.

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Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

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Mrs. Turni, Kolkata

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

“Awesome is probably the one word to express my views about Apollo Diagnostics. Efficiency, punctuality, compassion, sincerity…I’ll give high marks to them in all of these. Great going, Apollo!”

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“Thanks for the seamless service. Based on my experience I can assure that, be it quality or punctuality, Apollo Diagnostics is one name to trust and depend on.”

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“Excellent sense of timing! The technician arrived right on time. He was really well-trained, in terms of his skill and manner, as well. Apollo Diagnostics is doing a great job.”

Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru