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I’m pregnant and my doctor says my pregnancy is “high-risk.” What does this mean? –Destiny
A “high-risk” pregnancy means a woman has one or more things that raise her — or her baby’s — chances for health problems or preterm (early) delivery.
A woman’s pregnancy might be considered high risk if she:
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 that can be managed under control.
Other important tips for a healthy pregnancy include:
The sooner in pregnancy good careÂ begins, the better for theÂ health of both moms and their babies. Here’s what to expect.
Babies who are born premature – before 37 weeks of pregnancy – can have health problems that last their whole lives. Learn ways to prevent early labor and have a healthy pregnancy.
Every parent-to-be hopes for a healthy baby, but it can be hard not to worry. Find out what tests can keep you informed of your health â and your baby’s â throughout pregnancy.
During your pregnancy, you’ll probably get advice from everyone. But staying healthy depends on you – read about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible.
Some women are more likely than others to go into labor early. Find out what doctors can do to help prevent or delay early labor.
Many things can cause a baby to be born early or with health problems. Some of these things can be controlled, but others canât. Find out what you can do to have a healthy pregnancy.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Advice and information for expectant and new parents.
Moms-to-be have a lot of questions about what’s safe during pregnancy. Keep your sanity by knowing what you can – and can’t – do before your baby arrives.
Most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies. But during that time, you’ll need to make a few changes to your normal exercise routine.
Our week-by-week illustrated pregnancy calendar is a detailed guide to all the changes taking place in your baby – and in you!
If you’re a first-time parent, put your fears aside and get the basics in this guide about burping, bathing, bonding, and other baby-care concerns.
It’s best for babies not to be born before they’re due. Learn what you can do to prevent early labor.
Pregnancy brings a mix of feelings, and not all of them are good. It can be even harder if you’re dealing with depression or anxiety.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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