High risk pregnancy requires special care. There are many reasons why a pregnancy might be considered high risk, including:
- Your age (being a teenager or above the age of 35)
- Your weight (being extremely underweight or overweight)
- Your health (having pre-existing conditions, such as hypertension or diabetes)
- Your pregnancy (carrying multiples)
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t necessarily mean you should expect problems during your pregnancy. In many cases, it simply means that additional observation and precautions will be required.