A woman’s pregnancy might be considered high risk if she:
- is age 17 or younger
- is age 35 or older
- was underweight or overweight before becoming pregnant
- is pregnant with twins, triplets, or other multiples
- has high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, or another health problem
- had problems with a previous pregnancy, including premature labor or having a child with a genetic problem or birth defect
Smoking, taking illegal drugs, and drinking alcohol also can cause health problems for a pregnant woman and her baby.
Because your pregnancy is considered high-risk, it’s important to work with your doctor or care team to get any health problems sorted out.We, at Medfemme Women’s Clinic will try to help you at every stage.
Other important tips for a healthy pregnancy include:
- See your doctor early in and throughout your pregnancy for prenatal care.
- Eat a healthy diet (getting plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, etc.) and exercise if your doctor says it’s OK.
- Gain a healthy amount of weight (not too much or too little).
- Protect yourself from infections . Wash your hands well and often; do not eat raw meat, fish, or unpasteurized cheese; get any immunizations your doctor recommends.
- Reduce stress in your life.