Most women during pregnancy don't have any problems. But some have a high-risk pregnancy due to an existing medical condition or one that occurs during pregnancy.
Whatever the cause, the experts at UPMC Magee-Womens Maternal Fetal Medicine have the training and resources to manage all types of high-risk pregnancies.
You can rest assured that our kind, knowledgeable staff will be there for you and your baby if unforeseen complications arise.
Doctors diagnose a high-risk pregnancy when the mother or fetus has an increased risk of poor health outcomes compared to normal pregnancies.
Some conditions and factors increase this risk.
Pregnancy risks are higher for women age 35 and older.
Choices that can put a pregnancy at risk include:
Factors that may cause a high-risk pregnancy include:
Chronic disease or health problems that can increase pregnancy risks include:
Issues that can form during pregnancy pose risks, such as:
Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying more than one baby.
Our Magee-Womens experts provide consults, guidance, and treatment for a range of conditions, including:
It's normal for pregnancy to cause discomfort. But, if you have any questions about your symptoms or wonder if they're normal, talk to your ob-gyn.
Call your ob-gyn right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
When you have concerns about possible pregnancy complications, help is just a call and a short drive away.
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