Finding out you’re pregnant is an incredible moment for you and your entire family. It can result in feelings of excitement, anxiety, hopefulness, and fear. Pregnancy can also be an intimidating time in one’s life.

As a pregnant woman, you are more vulnerable. From the moment you find out you’re expecting, you are no longer only thinking about yourself. You must think about your child, and with every decision, you must keep in mind his or her best interests.

Every pregnant woman hopes her pregnancy will go smoothly, but sometimes it isn’t that easy. Depending on the circumstances, some pregnancies are considered high-risk.

Having a high-risk pregnancy means you may have a greater chance of developing complications as a result of your pregnancy.

While this diagnosis does mean extra precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of the mother and child during pregnancy, in the majority of cases, high-risk pregnancies progress without any issues whatsoever.

However, hearing the term high-risk pregnancy should put every mother-to-be on alert. If your pregnancy is high-risk, you must pay close attention to all unusual symptoms as they may lead to serious complications. You must also follow any and all instructions from your obstetrician.

A high-risk pregnancy can be due to a preexisting health condition, or it can be caused by a condition developed during pregnancy.

Preexisting factors for high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney problems
  • STDs (HIV)
  • Blood disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Abnormal weight
  • Fertility problems
  • Being under 18
  • Being over 35
  • Past problems during pregnancy

High-risk conditions that develop during pregnancy include:

If your pregnancy was considered high-risk, and as a result you suffered complications, you have to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373. As your birth injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

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High Risk Pregnancy: What is it?
If you have been diagnosed with a high risk pregnancy, this information is important for you. This information provides an overview of the possible complications that can occur as a result of a high risk pregnancy. Learn what actions can be taken to lessen the chances of complications and when it is important to see a physician.
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