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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13 March 16, 2020

To our valued patients,

In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19/Coronavirus, Kettering Medical Center has limited the number of support persons to be allowed on the Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby units of the hospital.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY only two support persons will be allowed per laboring patient for the entirety of their hospital stay. Kettering Medical Center will be screening ALL non-patient persons entering the hospital for symptoms associated with Covid-19/Coronavirus, including support persons for laboring patients. Any person with any grade fever, cough or respiratory symptoms WILL NOT be permitted to enter the facility. Their policy of no non-patient persons under the age of 14 in the facility remains in effect during this time as well.

IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS RELATED TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE OFFICE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 937.771.5100 FOR FURTHER DIRECTION REGARDING YOUR CONDITION.

We realize this is disappointing and upsetting news. We appreciate your understanding and patience while we work to keep patients and staff healthy during this global health crisis.

Please feel free to reach out to the office if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Huey & Weprin, OB/Gyn

Thank you! We will get back to you as soon as possible.