High-Risk Pregnancy Overview
A pregnant woman is considered “high-risk” if a known medical condition has put herself, the fetus, or both at a higher-than-normal risk for complications during the pregnancy. Women who are a high-risk pregnancy will typically be over 35 years of age, or younger than 15, when they conceive. In addition, any history of previous birth defects, complications with prior pregnancies or any known serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease or type 1 diabetes, will put one into the high risk category. Women who fall within this category and present risk factors during pregnancy are monitored carefully by a Plano obstetrician during their entire pregnancy.
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