FAQs About Pregnancy

Frequently Asked Questions About High-Risk Pregnancies

pregnant woman with a female doctorPregnancy is a time of great joy, but it can also bring many concerns, especially if your pregnancy is a high risk one.

What Percentage of Pregnancies Are High Risk?

About 20 to 30% of pregnancies are categorized as high risk. As a result, you’ll require some extra care and monitoring during your pregnancy.

What Makes Pregnancy High Risk?

Several factors can categorize a pregnancy as high risk which includes:

Age:

Being a teenager or over the age of 35

Fetal Issues

Can sometimes be seen on an ultrasound and can be hereditary in some cases

Problems During a Previous Pregnancy

Including premature delivery or miscarriage

Medical History

Health conditions such as high blood pressure, lupus, thyroid disease, or depression

Does Gestational Diabetes Make You High-Risk?

Gestational diabetes can make your pregnancy high risk. Without careful management, it increases the following:

  • Preterm Birth: Your risk of delivering your baby early increases.
  • Breathing Issues: Your baby is at increased risk of having respiratory distress syndrome and may need help breathing
  • High Blood Pressure & Preeclampsia

Are Twins High-Risk Pregnancies?

If you’re expecting twins, it’s considered to be a high-risk pregnancy. Carrying twins can cause an increased risk of the following:

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure and preeclampsia
  • Problems with bleeding either before or during delivery
  • Greater probability of needing a C-section
  • Premature birth

Is VBAC Considered High-Risk Pregnancy?

VBAC - vaginal birth after Caesarian - makes your pregnancy high risk since your uterus has a higher risk of rupturing during birth.

Make an appointment to discuss any concerns about your pregnancy or upcoming birth with the doctors of Huey & Weprin OB/GYN. Contact us today for an appointment or call us at 937-771-5100.

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