What is high risk pregnancy?
A high risk pregnancy usually means that there are potential complications that could affect a woman or her baby during pregnancy. In this case, we work very closely with you during your pregnancy to ensure a healthy and successful outcome. A woman’s pregnancy might be considered high risk if she:
- Maternal age: Age < 17 and age 35 or older
- Weight: being under or overweight before becoming pregnant
- Twins, triples, or other multiples
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes, depression and other health problems
- History of pre-term labor or delivery
- Genetic predisposition or birth defects
- Smoking, drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs
We carefully monitor and follow up with you during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care. We may also consult high risk pregnancy specialties who are working with us closely to provide a comprehensive prenatal care for you. If you have any questions, please make an appointment to see one of our health care providers.