High risk pregnancies

Posted by e-Medical PPT Sunday, August 15, 2010
The term "high-risk pregnancy" describes a case where a pregnant woman has one or more factors that could put her or the fetus at risk for health problems.
In general, a pregnancy may be considered high risk if the pregnant woman:
* 35 years old or older
* 15 years old or younger
* underweight or overweight prior to becoming pregnant
* Multiple Pregnancies
* Hx gestational diabetes
* Hx premature labor
* premature baby
* has had a baby with a birth defect, especially heart or genetic problems
* has high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lupus, asthma, a seizure disorder, or another longstanding medical problem.

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