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Pregnancy care and delivery choices by female obstetrician in Sydney, Dr Adeline Chan delivers at Norwest and Westmead Private

High Risk Pregnancy Care

A high-risk pregnancy generally involves an increased risk to the mother, the baby or both before, during your pregnancy or after delivery of your baby.  Typically, women with a high-risk pregnancy may need additional monitoring or care during their pregnancy to ensure that both mother and baby are in the best health throughout the pregnancy. Dr Chan and Dr Mansoor have specialist interests in high risk obstetrics. We will be able to provide you with the best possible care to ensure you and your baby are in the best health throughout your pregnancy.

Maternal High-Risk Pregnancy

Risk factors associated with a high-risk pregnancy may be the result of a medical condition before pregnancy or it can be a medical condition that develops during the pregnancy for both mother and baby.

Women of Advanced Maternal Age

Pregnancy risks are higher for mothers older than 35 years of age.

Complex Pre-existing Conditions

  • High blood pressure or heart problems

  • Diabetes

  • Thyroid and other endocrine problems

  • Obesity

Pregnancy History

  • Pre-eclampsia from previous pregnancies

  • Giving birth prematurely from pregnancies

  • Previous surgeries such as caesarean section, fibroids, endometriosis

  • Vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC)

Fetal High-risk Pregnancy

Your baby may also be a factor in making the pregnancy high-risk. This include:-


  • Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), where the baby is smaller than expected for the dates. 

  • Twins or multiple pregnancies

  • Placenta previa - problems with the location of the placenta

Managing a High-risk Pregnancy

Regardless if you have a normal or high risk pregnancy, Dr Chan and Dr Mansoor provide a holistic and personalised care to all their patients. 

At your first appointment, Dr Chan and Dr Mansoor will cover the following with you and also provide sufficient time to answer any questions you may have.


  • Previous and current medical and surgical history

  • Family medical history and genetic tests relevant to your pregnancy

  • Previous pregnancies and gynaecological history

  • Medications and other drug history

  • General examination and ultrasound scan to check the growth and wellbeing of your baby

  • Your antenatal care plan during your pregnancy and beyond


If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may have additional visits, scans and tests to monitor the health of you and your baby. Dr Chan and Dr Mansoor work within a multidisciplinary teams and may involve other specialists in your care. The goal is to provide the best possible care to you and your baby.

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