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A 39-year-old member asked:

what can i do to not get high risk pregnancy?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good general health: Godd general health habits, such as a balanced diet, exercise, normal weight maintenance(bmi), and avoidance of risky behaviours such as alcohol/drugs in pregnancy. Other medical causes of high risk pregnancies cannot always be avoided such as high blood pressure , thyroid dysfunction, and diabetes when they are already present when pregnancy occurs.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Not high risk?: Besides having good genes, be a normal weight for height. Begin Folic Acid prior to pregnancy. Get regular exercise. Consult an obstetrician prior to pregnancy. Have your babies in your twenties and early thirties rather than your late thirties and early forties.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a high risk pregnancy?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Pregnancy w/illness: Pretty much anything out of the ordinary will make your pregnancy high risk. This includes being 35 or older, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, fibroids, previous cesarean section, thyroid disease, heart disease, sickle cell anemia, previous stillborn, history of preterm labor, and the list goes on. Your OB will take care of you with the help of a perinatologist to keep you and your baby safe.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some complications may require visits with a perinatologist or extra testing in the early part of pregnancy. Many may require special weekly monitoring of the baby during the final 2 months of pregnancy and delivery prior to the actual due date.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What care can I get for high risk pregnancy with medicaid?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Excellent: At most hospitals and practices that take medicaid, you will get the best care. Most people do not care what insurance you have. They do what is best for you and the baby.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is meant by "high risk pregnancy?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Good question!: Pregnancy is a high-risk condition for both mother and fetus; in fact the transition from fetal to neonatal life is the most dangerous period for any individual and the pregnancy and puerperium present specific challenges to maternal health and life. Only post-hoc can one characterize any given pregnancy as unremarkable; prospectively all pregnancies are at high risk for complications!
A 46-year-old member asked:

How quickly does a high risk pregnancy get admitted?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on condition: All high risk pregnancies are not the same, there are different causes of high risk pregnancy and delivery.Some mothers may have to be admitted before they go in labour and others will go to the hospital when they are in lobour some will be scheduled for C-section electively and others will have emergency C-section depeding on the condition. So each high risk pregnancy is different.

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