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High-Risk Pregnancy

High-risk pregnancies include the following scenarios:

  • the mother has a type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • the mother has gestational diabetes
  • the mother has, for example, epilepsy or rheumatism
  • the mother has a multiple pregnancy
  • the mother is under 18 or over 40 years old
  • the mother is considerably obese or small-sized
  • the mother has an infection requiring special monitoring
  • overdue pregnancy
  • the mother has a substance abuse problem
  • the foetus has a developmental disorder
  • the foetus is in a breech position
  • a high-risk preterm birth

In these situations the condition of the foetus can be monitored, for example, by ultrasound, echocardiography and by placenta or amniotic fluid samples. The conditions of both the mother and the foetus are monitored by taking blood samples from the mother. If necessary, medical treatment can be initiated or altered, ways of life can be changed or a planned caesarean can be prepared for.

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Onset of Childbirth

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