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How Do I Know if I Have a High-Risk Pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy can be determined by many different factors and will require an experienced provider to help you identify the level of care you’ll need throughout your pregnancy. Some high-risk factors we look for include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes or autoimmune disease
  • Obesity
  • Multiple gestations
  • Age (young teenager or older than 35)

While some of these conditions may be present prior to becoming pregnant, some may develop during the course of your pregnancy. This is why it’s important to meet regularly with your provider for monitoring.

What Happens if I Have a High-Risk Pregnancy?

If your pregnancy is determined to be high-risk, your provider may refer you to an experienced Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist. These specialists are trained specifically in high-risk pregnancies.

Your health and comfort is always our goal. Our perinatologists can help to ensure a healthy pregnancy by providing frequent monitoring and creating a labor and delivery plan. If you know that you exhibit one or more risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy, talk to your provider prior to becoming pregnant.

Discuss Your High-Risk Pregnancy Care with Your Provider

Your provider at Premier Women’s Health of Minnesota is here to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy and delivery. If you suspect that you may have a high-risk pregnancy or simply have questions about your likelihood of a high-risk pregnancy, contact your provider today.