Nothing is more important for a healthy pregnancy and delivery than experienced and expert prenatal care.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy means that one or more issues exist that put the health of the mother and/or the baby at risk. The risk could affect the pregnancy, or there may be a higher chance of complications during or after delivery.
The most common causes of a high-risk pregnancy include:
- Mother’s age is 35 or older
- Mother’s age is 15 or younger
- Multiple babies
- Baby has birth defects
- History of giving birth to a baby with birth defects
- Prior low birth weight baby
- Prior premature delivery
- Pregnancy complications
- Underlying medical conditions: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, thyroid disease, anemia, infection