A high risk pregnancy is a pregnancy with medical, surgical or other issues that could put the fetus, the pregnancy and/or the mother at risk. It includes:

  1. A woman who is more likely than usual to become sick or die
  2. A fetus or baby that is more likely than usual to become sick or die 
  3. Medical, surgical, or other complications during pregnancy, before or after delivery which have a higher risk to occur than usual.

Many women with high-risk pregnancies can continue and see their regular Ob-Gyns, others may need to get care from a special team of doctors such as Maternal-Fetal Medicine ObGyns (high risk obstetricians) to ensure that their pregnancies are healthy and that they have a healthy pregnancy outcome.

Top high risk Pregnancy Complications
  1. Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss
  2. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  3. Gestational Diabetes
  4. Preeclampsia
  5. Premature/Preterm Labor
  6. Hyperemesis Gravidarum/Severe Nausea and Vomiting
  7. Anemia
  8. Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  9. Birth Defects
  10. Multiples (eg. twins)

High Risk Pregnancy Complications A-Z