Most of the time, having a baby is a natural process. However, the situation is not the same in all pregnancies. Some women experience their pregnancies at high risk. A pregnancy is considered high risk if there are complications that may affect the mother, the baby, or both. High-risk pregnancies should be under continuous care in order for the mother and baby to complete the birth process in the healthiest way possible.
High-risk pregnancy factors include the mother’s being younger than 17 or older than 35, health problems such as blood pressure and diabetes that existed before or during pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, expectation of premature birth, and health problems developing in the baby.
When it comes to high-risk pregnancy, it is very important that the mother and the baby are under the doctor’s care in order to minimise the risk and to intervene immediately.
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