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

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.

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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...
Yes. Since only half make it past 36 wks & most end up in C-section it is certainly has more expected needs than your usual pregnancy. I think the public places more concern on the label than is needed. All pregnancies need proper monitoring and care. Read more...

If I had eclampsia last time does that mean i'll probably have a high risk pregnancy for pre-eclampsia this time?

Eclampsia. Eclampsia may recur as pre-eclampsia in another pregnancy. Usually recurrence rates are estimated as about 15%. If you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy recurrence risks may be higher-about 30%. 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...

My Wife is pregnant. First child. She got paperwork from doc. What does "ICD-9:234.01" mean? High risk pregnancy

Codes are confusing. Code numbers are for satisfying insurance companies and legal requirements. What the doctor says is important. What numbers appear on the paperwork can be confusing because computers often print out default text words next to code numbers... and the default text often describes something in different words than what the doctor speaks in. In this case, Z34.01 says a woman has a routine pregnancy. 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...

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...