A Current View of Care of High Risk Pregnancy


BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.9, no.1, pp.112-119, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2020.3815
  • Title of Journal : BEZMIALEM SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.112-119


Although the pregnancy is planned to go smoothly, it brings with it a number of risks. Pregnancy risks are grouped as low risk, moderate risk and high risk. Every pregnant woman is at risk after pregnancy, even if it is low. Pregnancies which have the conditions that may endanger the life of the mother/baby, t occurring prior to pregnancy orduring pregnancy are defined as high risk pregnancy. Individualized care is very important in the care of high-risk pregnancies. Early diagnosis of high-risk pregnancies is useful in preventing further serious complications that may occur in the future. Pregnant women may also need to be hospitalized for the care and treatment processes of high-risk pregnancies. However, this situation brings with it many disadvantages for the pregnant woman. Problems related to patient safety also arise during hospitalizations. Falls in high-risk pregnancies have an important role in patient safety. The widespread use of mobile applications available at home has contributed to the participation of high-risk pregnant women in the care process, reducing hospitalizations, length of hospital stay and health care needs. These include the treatment of high-risk pregnant women in hospital, coordination of the health care team, providing patient safety, providing health education, providing psychosocial support to the pregnant and her family, and using mobile applications that can be used in the care of pregnant women at home. It is a unique opportunity for nurses to protect, promote and improve the health of pregnant women and their infants. The aim of this review is to provide an up-to-date overview of the care of high-risk pregnancies.