A high risk pregnancy means the mother has one or more factors that increases the chance of premature delivery or health problems in herself or the baby.
High-risk pregnancies can have many causes, including previously existing medical conditions, advanced maternal age, lifestyle choices, pregnancy complications or by carrying multiple fetuses. A pregnancy may be considered high risk if the expecting mother is:
- Younger than 17 or older than 35
- Underweight or overweight prior to pregnancy
- Has diabetes, high blood pressure, or other health problems
Whether your pregnancy is low or high risk, it’s important to choose a physician that treats every situation through a unique lens to provide you with the healthiest pregnancy possible. Advanced Women’s Healthcare, located near Medical City Dallas, offers more information about low and high risk pregnancy care on their website. Learn more here.