11 doctors weighed in:
What is a high risk pregnancy?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Felecia Dawson
Dr. Felecia Dawson
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Some complications may require visits with a perinatologist or extra testing in the early part of pregnancy. Many may require special weekly monitoring of the baby during the final 2 months of pregnancy and delivery prior to the actual due date.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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