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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!

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