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In Pregnancy What Constitutes High Risk
It's Relative: The list for high risk pregnancy is long. They share in common diagnoses in which early delivery may be forced to save maternal health such as severe hypertension and renal disease. Others in which baby's health may in jeopardy such as cervical insufficiency and diabetes. Early consultation with the obstetrician is desirable ! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things: Mother nature can be tough. Every pregnancy poses risks to mom or baby. The goal of modern obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine is to decrease the chances of big problems occurring. Uncomplicated pregnancies are more common than complicated ones in which mom or baby is at high risk for preterm birth, bleeding, hypertension, diabetes, multiples, birth defects or other threats to their life/health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Threat 2 mom or baby: The term high=risk has been applied in many ways to many pregnancies, causing much anxiety for women and their families. As a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist, I have seen thousands of patients with that designation and tried to put things in perspective for them. In the simplest terms such a pregnancy is one at higher than average risk for adverse outcome for mom or baby. Lmk if links needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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