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.
Un-routine. Pregnancy is a normal part of life -- but if something out-of-the ordinary happens, then a pregnancy may become high risk. Sometimes, a mom has a medical problem before she gets pregnant, and in other cases, a mom begins having labor too early, or develops high blood pressure. High risk doctors work together with a team of providers to improve care.

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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has high risk pregnancy. What should I tell my children?

Kindness. I'm not sure how old the children are and how interested they are in the pregnancy issues. If they ask specifically about it, i would encourage them to be very loving, supportive and limit the extent of their questions-as someone who is experiencing a difficult pregnancy may not need the additional pressure. Read more...
High risk pregnancy. Well, what you tell your children depends upon their age and ability to comprehend. It also depends upon her high risk factors. Certainly, high risk for a chromosomal abnormality is not the same as being high risk because of high blood pressure and diabetes. Read more...
Hard to say. Unfortunately the label is used quite loosely, including anyone pregnant over 35 or with a prior problem in a pregnancy. If she has traveled to visit, I assume she is stable enough to do so and should be able to let you know of any specific precautions she is taking. She can also let you know if you need say anything to the kids.Since she brought it up, it is certainly okay to ask. Read more...

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...
Possible complicatio. That term is loosely used to denote any pregnancy with increased risk for adverse perinatal outcome (e.G diabetes, hypertension, advanced age, multiples). Read more...
Complications. High risk pregnancy means that you are at higher risk of experiencing possible complications because of your underlying medical condition as it relates to your pregnancy. Many diseases and conditions can cause a "high risk" pregnancy. Discuss your condition(s) with your obstetrician. Read more...

I have an incompetent cervix I lost my last child to this and my dr said something about stiches? And high risk pregnancy. What is all this about?

Incompetent cervix. An incompetent cervix is one that opens and allows the pregnancy to egress prematurely resulting in loss. The cervix dilates too easily and the "stitches" are called a cervical cerclage which holds the cervix closed like a "drawstring on a purse or bag". When fetal maturity is assured the cerclage is removed and Voila! a full term baby. You are at high risk for repeated pregnancy loss without one. Read more...
Cerclage . Sorry to hear about your loss. Cerclage is a method in which the cervix is sutured or 'stitched closed' in early pregnancy. The stitch is used to keep the cervix from opening. It is done in the hospital in the early 2nd trimester to help premature dilation of the cervix. It is used when there has been history of pregnancy losses believed to be due to the inability of the cervix to remain closed. Read more...

My obgyn is referring me to an obgyn who specializes in high risk pregnancies, what's the difference in degree of an obgyn and a high risk one?

U probably mean. A perinatologist that is a doc who had OB residency then extra training to be subspecilaized in doing high risk pregnancies, most perinatologists will not do the delivery though, they usually work with your OB and your OB will do the delivery there are a few who will do the delivery. Read more...

I have pcos & have just discovered I am pregnant :) I'm aware it's a high risk pregnancy, so what can I do to reduce the risks?

Nothing. It should not be a high risk pregnancy. You might have a higher risk of having pregnancy induced diabetes but otherwise just a normal pregnancy. Read more...
Congrats! Great news! most moms with pcos do well. It's important to start prenatal care, eat a diet rich in whole grains, and aim the gain a heathy amount of weight. Your provider may want to do some extra tests early, because there may be a higher risk of preeclampsia and/or gestational diabetes. Good luck! Read more...

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...
Threat 2 mom or baby. The term high-risk pregnancy has been applied in many ways to many patients, causing much anxiety for them 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. Read more...
Un-routine. Pregnancy is a normal part of life -- but if something out-of-the ordinary happens, then a pregnancy may become high risk. Sometimes, a mom has a medical problem before she gets pregnant, and in other cases, a mom begins having labor too early, or develops high blood pressure. High risk doctors work together with a team of providers to improve care. Read more...

What is meant by "high risk pregnancy?

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! Read more...
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 more...

What are the tests for high risk pregnancy?

It depends... ... On why your pregnancy is high risk. Ask your doctor to explain what tests are being ordered and why. Read more...