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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Overview)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or is over age 35.


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What is a high risk pregnancy?

What is a high risk pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
378 doctors shared insights

High Risk Pregnancy (Overview)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or is over age 35.


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How quickly does a high risk pregnancy get admitted?

How quickly does a high risk pregnancy get admitted?

Depends...: ... On what makes a pregnancy "high risk." maternal fetal medicine doctors have extra training in un-routine pregnancy, and an mfm can help sort out what extra monitoring you might need to have a healthy outcome. Many "high risk" pregnancies don't require admission to the hospital before labor. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

High risk pregnancy doesn't mean a woman did something wrong. Not the case for most high risk preg. ...See more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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What symptoms can be associated with high risk pregnancy?

Many: High risk pregnancy can run the gambit. It can be from diabetes to hypertension to fetal problems. So there is no easy list of symptoms, too many to count would probably be the right answer. This would depend on a consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Tip)

Managing Pregnancy Complications

Be sure your obstetrician is experienced in your type of high risk pregnancy. ...See more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
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Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Do I have high risk pregnancy if turned positive HIV test in pregnancy?

Do I have high risk pregnancy if turned positive HIV test in pregnancy?

High risk: There are many decisions to make for management of the pregnancy and for delivery. Most women who are HIV + are cared for by teams of physicians who specialize in care of hiv+ women. So, yes your pregnancy is high risk. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more