dr. timir mazumder
 dr. timir mazumder
 dr. timir mazumder

High Risk Pregnancy :


A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus. For most women, early and regular prenatal care promotes a healthy pregnancy and delivery without complications. But some women are at an increased risk for complications even before they get pregnant for a variety of reasons.

Risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include :
  • Existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or being HIV-positive.

  • Overweight and obesity - According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, more than half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risk for high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, stillbirth, neural tube defects, and cesarean delivery. NICHD researchers have found that obesity can raise infants' risk of heart problems at birth by 15%.

  • Multiple births - The risk of complications is higher in women carrying more than one fetus (twins and higher-order multiples). Common complications include preeclampsia, premature labor, and preterm birth. More than half of all twins and as many as 93% of triplets are born at less than 37 weeks’ gestation.

  • Young or old maternal age - Pregnancy in teens and women aged 35 or over increases the risk for preeclampsia and gestational high blood pressure.
Dr. Timir Mazumder
In general, a pregnancy may be considered high risk if the pregnant woman :
  • Is 35 years old or older
  • Is 15 years old or younger
  • Is underweight or overweight prior to becoming pregnant
  • Is pregnant with more than one fetus
  • Has gestational diabetes
  • Has gone into premature labor
  • Has had a premature baby
  • Has had a baby with a birth defect, especially heart or genetic problems
  • Has high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, lupus, asthma, a seizure disorder, or another longstanding medical problem