What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy that shows a possible threat to the mother or fetus. Some pregnancies can become high-risk as they develop, while others are considered high risk from the beginning.
Fortunately, with the help of a perinatology team and careful monitoring, many high-risk pregnancies can result in healthy deliveries without complications.
Some risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include:
- Existing health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes
- Being overweight or obese
- Multiple births, like twins or higher-order multiples
- Younger or older maternal age (teenagers or women over 35)
Ask Your Provider About Care for High-Risk Pregnancy
Even if you have specific factors for a high-risk pregnancy, you can still experience a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Your Women’s Health Arizona provider will ensure that you receive the care you need throughout pregnancy and post-delivery. Contact your provider to discuss your pregnancy options today!