Home management of High risk pregnancy mothers
Requirements and challenges
A majority of women who are diagnosed as having high-risk pregnancies are advised bed rest or restricted activity, which could result in them being admitted in hospitals. In case they are at home, there is constant fear of the occurrence of an undetected complication.
The main components of management of high-risk pregnancies are:
Monitoring and control of blood pressure
Recording of urine albumen level
Monitoring and control of blood sugar
Adherence to medication
Supervision by trained nurses or doctors
Symptom monitoring, e.g., swelling on ankles, breathlessness, etc.
Patient and patient family education
Foetal monitoring – foetal heart and foetal movement