It is the science that deals with the health of both mother and baby. The aim is to identify risky situations and plan follow-up and treatment accordingly.
Risky pregnancy is a very broad concept. Factors determining a significant portion of risks are as follows; our age, genetic characteristics, and lifestyle. We can reduce some risks by changing our lifestyle (smoking, weight, drug use, exercise, stress). In fact, there are risks that affect more or less all pregnant women. The important thing is to identify those in the higher risk group and, if possible, take action. We make this assessment more effective in the light of the following information;
History of previous pregnancies (Miscarriage, premature birth, diabetes, blood pressure, abnormal baby, etc.)
Medical history of the pregnant woman (illness, surgery, allergy)
Current state of health