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

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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