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28 years old and 17 weeks pregnant

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Hello Dr.

I am 28 Years old and 17 Weeks pregnent. During the last Doppler + U/S. They have mentioned that "Both Uterine Arteries shows High Resistence Flow". Could you Please Tell Me Whether It Would Harm My Baby...??? I am Bit Worried...... Thanks in Advance for the Help

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replied August 9th, 2010
Second Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A15061
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Increased impedance (resistance) to flow in the uterine arteries in both high-risk and low-risk pregnancies is associated with increased risk of development of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction.

Women with normal impedance (resistance) to flow in the uterine arteries constitute a group that have a low risk of developing obstetric complications related to uteroplacental insufficiency. Increased impedance (resistance) to flow in the uterine arteries in pregnancy attending for routine antenatal care identifies about 50% of those that subsequently develop pre-eclampsia. Hence, it makes sense to get your blood pressure measured regularly and also get your urine analysis done. Please do consult an obstetrician for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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