Pregnancy Complications & High-Risk Pregnancy Factors

A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the life of the mother and her fetus. Some pregnancies become more high risk as they progress, while women’s are at increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a some variety of reasons. Early and regular prenatal care can helps many women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Many Risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include: Existing health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or being HIV-positive1, Obesity and overweight. Obesity increases the risk for high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, stillbirth, neural tube defects, and caesarean delivery.

·         Maternal Age and Preeclampsia

·         Gestational diabetes and Lifestyle Factors

·         Preventing and Treating Pregnancy Complications

·         Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

·         Reproductive abnormalities and Previous uterine surgery

·         Multiple-birth pregnancies


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