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Management of high-risk pregnancies

Management of high-risk pregnancies

Early detection of high-risk pregnancies is the basis for the appropriate management and is the responsibility of midwives and doctors, through periodic examination of the pregnant woman (pressure, auscultation of the heart, weight, and general examination of equipment, monitoring of pregnancy, and examination of the lower uterus, auscultation of the fetal heartbeat). When evaluating the patient and classifying her within the group of high-risk pregnancies, she will be referred to the consulting doctor.

The husband must ensure that the pregnant woman eats extra food daily and rests more than usual during the day, especially in the last three months of pregnancy.

Lab laboratory examination

Anemia (hemoglobin less than 11 g).


Albumin: Increased protein in the urine associated with swelling of the legs and high blood pressure.

Abdominal examination

The fetal heartbeat is not audible.

Imperceptible fetal movement after the sixth month.

Danger signs during pregnancy

Do not gain extra weight (at least 6 kg during pregnancy).

Paleness of the eye from the inside.

Abnormal swelling of the legs, hands, or face.

Frequent urination with burning or blood in the urine.

Signs that require emergency assistance

Bleeding from the vagina during pregnancy.

Severe headache or blurred vision.

Severe vomiting.

High temperature more than 38 degrees Celsius.

Feeling severe pain in the head, abdomen, or chest.

If any of these symptoms appear, the woman should seek medical help as soon as possible.