High Risk Pregnancy
If your pregnancy is ‘high risk’, it means that you need extra care in order to have both a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
High-risk pregnancies can still be healthy pregnancies, but they do require more medical supervision than normal pregnancies. About one in every 10 pregnancies is classified as high risk. If you are being treated for a lifelong or chronic condition, you may have known for a long time that becoming pregnant carries additional risks. If you suspect that you will be at high risk while pregnant due to a chronic medical problem or if you had problems during a previous pregnancy, it is wise to schedule an appointment with us before falling pregnant. (See also prenatal and preconception page.)
Did you know?
- You could have a high-risk pregnancy because of a problem that develops for the first time during your pregnancy?
- An obstetrician’ s expertise lies in identifying high-risk factors and arranging the appropriate tests, referrals and monitoring to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your baby.
- The secret to a healthy pregnancy lies in adequate prenatal care delivered by a qualified, experienced obstetrician.