Health Tip: Is Your Pregnancy Higher Risk?

Factors that may dictate extra care

Topics: Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- If you're pregnant, a series of physical and demographic factors may dictate that your pregnancy is "high-risk" and requires special care.

The Womenshealth.gov website offers these examples of factors that can make a pregnancy high-risk:

  • Being young or being older than age 35.
  • Being underweight or overweight.
  • Having had complications during a prior pregnancy.
  • Having had at least one chronic health problem before pregnancy, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, HIV or an autoimmune disorder.
  • Expecting twins or triplets, etc.

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