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High Risk Pregnancy

Specialised Care for High-Risk Pregnancies

King’s College Hospital Dubai

Understanding High-Risk Pregnancy

At King’s College Hospital Dubai, we understand that a high-risk pregnancy can be a challenging experience. Our dedicated team is here to provide the highest standard of care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for both mother and baby. A high-risk pregnancy requires specialised attention, and our experts are equipped with the knowledge and technology to manage these complex cases.

High-Risk Pregnancy Symptoms

Recognising the symptoms of a high-risk pregnancy is vital for timely and effective medical intervention. Indicators of a high-risk pregnancy can include severe discomforts or unusual changes in your health. If you experience any concerning symptoms, it is crucial to seek immediate medical advice to safeguard both your health and the health of your baby. Some common symptoms include:

  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Severe headaches or vision changes
  • Reduced foetal movement
  • Persistent abdominal pain or cramping
  • Bleeding or fluid leakage from the vagina

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek medical advice promptly. Early detection and management can significantly improve outcomes for high-risk pregnancies.

Causes of High-Risk Pregnancy

Several factors can contribute to a pregnancy being classified as high-risk, including:

  • Pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, heart disease)
  • Age (women under 17 or over 35)
  • Multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • Previous pregnancy complications
  • Lifestyle factors (smoking, alcohol, drug use)
  • Certain genetic conditions or family history

Diagnosing High-Risk Pregnancy

Accurate diagnosis is crucial in managing high-risk pregnancies because it enables tailored and timely interventions that can prevent complications. Early and precise identification of potential issues ensures both mother and baby receive the specialised care they need. This proactive approach significantly improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Our comprehensive diagnostic services include:

  • Detailed medical history and physical examination
  • Advanced imaging (ultrasound)
  • Genetic screening and counselling
  • Blood tests and other laboratory investigations
  • Foetal monitoring and non-stress tests

Our caring team, backed by advanced facilities and midwifery support, is here to provide you with a precise and timely diagnosis.


The treatment for high-risk pregnancies is tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Our multidisciplinary approach includes:

  • Personalised care plans
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional guidance and support
  • Specialised prenatal care and monitoring
  • In-hospital care for severe cases
  • Delivery planning and postnatal care

We are committed to providing comprehensive support throughout your pregnancy journey.


While not all high-risk pregnancies can be prevented, certain measures can reduce risks:

  • Preconception counselling and care
  • Managing existing medical conditions
  • Adopting a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, regular exercise)
  • Avoiding harmful substances (tobacco, alcohol, drugs)
  • Regular prenatal visits and screenings

Our team will work with you to implement preventive strategies tailored to your individual circumstances.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about your pregnancy or would like to learn more about how we can support you, please get in touch with our team at King’s College Hospital Dubai. We are here to provide the care and reassurance you need.

Your health and the health of your baby are our top priorities. Let us help you navigate your high-risk pregnancy with confidence and care.