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High risk pregnancy==what?

High risk pregnancy==what?

Not a easy answer: There are too many different conditions that can cause a high risk pregnancy to answer here, but some big ones are fetal problems, and also maternal complications such as diabetes and hypertesnion. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read more

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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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Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Concerning: This is concerning for a molar pregnancy. At the very least a repeat ultrasound should be done since it could be an early multiple gestation or develop the classic appearance of a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy last time due to abruption. Am I at risk again?

High risk pregnancy last time due to abruption. Am I at risk again?

Yes.: Placental abruption is poorly understood and unpredictable. The risk of recurrence has been reported to be 5-15%, compared to a baseline incidence of 0.4-1.3% in the general population. After two consecutive abruptions, the risk of a third rises to 20 to 25%. When the abruption is severe enough to kill the fetus, there is 7% recurrence risk with the same complication. Aspirin could help prevent it. ...Read more

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Can ectopic pregnancy at risk of hiv?

Can ectopic pregnancy at risk of hiv?

Unclear question: Ectopic pregnancy is not a risk factor for HIV HIV is not a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Does gastroparesis mean high risk pregnancy?

Potentially: People with gastroparesis typically have chronic difficulties with nausea and vomiting due to delayed gastric emptying. If you are unable to take in much nutrition, this will be problematic with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is walking okay through high risk pregnancy?

Is walking okay through high risk pregnancy?

Yes: Walking is an excellent exercise during pregnancy. Especially if by high risk you mean obesity, diabetes or high blood pressure. It will help keep your weight down, manage your cravings and end up with a smaller baby to deliver. For some high risk diagnosis, especially those requiring bedrest , walking is not possible. Discuss this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Does pregnancy effect high risk hpv ?

Not particularly: Many women carry evidence of high risk HPV strains for decades without it effecting having families. If you are not in the midst of treatment for cervical cancer, the cervix/uterus will carry a pregnancy as it would otherwise & the HPV would be just a novelty. Pregnancy would not increase or decrease the risk involved. ...Read more

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Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Does high risk pregnancy affect mom or baby?

Depends: A high risk pregnancy can be high risk for the mother or high risk for the baby. It depends upon what the risk factor is. ...Read more

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Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Can low blood count during pregnancy cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet? Please clarify and ask the question. Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more

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Does high cholestrol but pregnant women at risk for blood clots and stroke?

Does high cholestrol but pregnant women at risk for blood clots and stroke?

Stroke: Pregnancy increases risk of clot and stroke . I am not sure what do you mean from but pregnant. ? If you mean high cholestrol and pregnant ? Yes both increase risk of cerebro/cardio vascular events... ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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Biggest risk of pregnancy after myometcomy?

Biggest risk of pregnancy after myometcomy?

Rupture of uterus: Uterus rupture where scar of previous surgery. ...Read more

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Is a previous miscarriage considered high risk for infertility?

Is a previous miscarriage considered high risk for infertility?

Depends: At 48 years old, miscarriage is extremely common and age and miscarriage are both high risk for infertility. At a younger age, a single miscarriage may not be a risk factor. If you are trying to conceive at this age, it is important to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a higher risk of preterm labor if I have high blood pressure?

Is there a higher risk of preterm labor if I have high blood pressure?

No: But you have a higher chance of preterm delivery because induction or c/s may become necc. For medical reasons. ...Read more

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Is having 3 previous miscarriages considered high risk pregnancy? Is there treatment for that?

Is having 3 previous miscarriages considered high risk pregnancy? Is there treatment for that?

Miscarriages: Three previous miscarriages warrants an evaluation by a specialist. This specialist could be an mfm or a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have osteogenesis imperfecta and I'm 8+1 weeks pregnant. Could this be a factor to cause miscarriage? Is this a high risk pregnancy?

I have osteogenesis imperfecta and I'm 8+1 weeks pregnant. Could this be a factor to cause miscarriage? Is this a high risk pregnancy?

Yes: Depending on the type of OI, there are a number of risks to you in pregnancy ranging from heart valve problems, aneurysms to fracture. Because connective tissue is an integral part of creating the various membranes to nurture the fetus, there can be additional risks for miscarriage and impact on fetal development. I would consider this to be a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had a missed miscarriage with my 1st pregnancy I am now pregnant again am I in a high risk of having another miscarriage ?

I had a missed miscarriage with my 1st pregnancy I am now pregnant again am I in a high risk of having another miscarriage ?

Depends on the cause: Miscarriages occur from various reasons. Some of the fetus' genetic makeup are not healthy and thus rejected . Others are from hormonal imbalance or an anatomic abnormality in the uterus leading to repeated miscarriages if not handled properly. This is NMS but I would guess that you will most likely be ok. ...Read more

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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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Could i dance if i are on a high risk pregnancy?

Depends...: Depends on what type of high risk. For example, it is less risky being categorized high risk due to age, than for example having vaginal bleeding. Ask your OB provider about this since it is difficult to give you a good answer if we don't have specific details on why you are considered high risk. Sorry, wish i could help better. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a midwife for a high risk pregnancy?

Is it okay to have a midwife for a high risk pregnancy?

Nope : It's usually beyond their scope of practice & depending what specific high-risk condition you have, you should see either a mfm or an OB experienced in your care. It's possible that a certified nurse midwife (cnm) can help with routine care (timed labs, routine exams, etc) but only when working with that OB doc and only when that specialist is available 24/7. It works well for our practice. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor not accept someone who is high risk pregnancy?

High risk pregnancy: Perhaps the physician does not feel competent to care for women with high risk pregnancies. Or they may not want to assume the risk in caring for someone with a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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The doctor told me I have high risk pregnancy. What does that mean?

The doctor told me I have high risk pregnancy. What does that mean?

Threat 2 mom or baby: There are many maternal conditions that can affect pregnancy. Some are present before a woman gets pregnant, and others develop during the pregnancy. Fetal conditions can occur because of problems in development, abnormal intrauterine conditions or many of the maternal diseases or conditions such as diabetes or preeclampsia. Please use search to find more of my answers on "pregnancy complications". ...Read more

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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

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Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies. Recurrence risk is about 15%. Recurrence may be higher if you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy or if you have a multiple gestation. Most obstetricians manage a patient with a history of pre-eclampsia without the help of a high risk specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best doctor to see if history of high risk pregnancy and I want to try again?

What is the best doctor to see if history of high risk pregnancy and I want to try again?

Maternal fetal MD: A maternal fetal medicine specialist will usually see high risk pregnancies in conjuction with your regular OB md to collaborate the care. ...Read more

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Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a daughter who has a high risk pregnancy and would like info about our power of attorney and fmla rights?

I have a daughter who has a high risk pregnancy and would like info about our power of attorney and fmla rights?

High Risk Pregnancy: Health care power of attorney and a general power of attorney are two separate things which would be best taken care of with your attorney. Fmla or family medical leave act gives one the right to take time off for a family medical problem. This is twelve weeks of leave and in most companies it is not paid leave. Human resources for most companies will have more information. ...Read more

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I was refered to another dr who handles high risk pregnancy cause of my heart/he didn't say much but is delivery dangerous?

I was refered to another dr who handles high risk pregnancy cause of my heart/he didn't say much but is delivery dangerous?

Heart problems: Delivery can be dangerous for any woman. If you have a heart condition, what you are at risk for varies with what condition you have. You need to speak with your doctor and high risk specialist. ...Read more

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Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy? .

Twin preg high risk: The uterus is really designed to only carry one fetus, however generally twins whose mother is otherwise healthy do well. ...Read more

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Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy? .

Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy?

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Yes: "high risk" means greater supervision. With twins, your friend will be seen more often at her provider than if she was carrying one baby. She needs more Folic Acid for 2 babies, may have extra morning sickness, and has slightly higher risk for miscarriage. Mom's with twins are watched for gestational diabetes, toxemia, placental abruption, and premature birth. Some twins come by c-section. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A condition in which a woman experiences a loss of a pregnancy, typically prior ...Read more