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.
No. There are many reasons that a pregnancy is classified as high risk. Many of these can happen in women who are healthy prior to the pregnancy. They can be problems with the baby, preterm labor, gestational diabetes preeclampsia to name a few.

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Can you have too much folic acid? My dr put me on 5mg as I have a high risk pregnancy, but I also take pregnacare that has 400mcg & I eat healthy? Thx

Very safe. Folic acid is very safe with no known toxicity. There is only one reason some authorities advise limiting Folic Acid to 1 mg/day which had nothing to do with Folic Acid being hazardous but due to the fact that high doses can cover up evidence of B12 deficiency. If you are not deficient in B12 then high doses are quite safe- see http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/fa/. Read more...

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...
Depends. Your question is not too specific, however we strive for most pregnancies, even high-risk to go past 34 weeks if possible. 37 weeks is considered term and most pregnancies achieve that goal too - depending on blood pressure control, fetal growth, glycemia and other parameters of maternal-fetal well-being. Talk to your perinatologist for more details in your case. Read more...

Wife jus told she has this considered a "high risk" pregnancy?

Need to Ask Why. If you are not clear, you need to ask the doctor what the concerns are. There are many variables that create this situation often regarding mom's health. Read more...
Common label. This is not a very helpful label. It is randomly applied to anyone with even a remote increase in associated problems during pregnancy, labor & or delivery. It is applied to anyone with a past premi, is over 35, has high blood pressure whether or not it is controlled, has diabetes of pregnancy. etc. It is not an implication that terrible things are expected. It alerts the staff to stay alert. Read more...

Can you get cyst from high risk pregnancy?

Probably not. There are lots of different things that can make a pregnancy high risk, and most of them are not related to cysts. Read more...

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...
Not necessarily. In the limits of my specialty, Internal Medicine, I am not aware of a direct connection between gastroparesis and high risk pregnancy. However, conditions that predispose to gastroparesis, for example poorly controlled diabetes or morbid obesity, may create the premises for a high pregnancy risk. Read more...

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...

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

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. Read more...