1. Patient Resources
  2. Pre-existing Health Issues
  3. Am I High Risk?

Am I High Risk?

You may be considered high risk if you have any of the following:

Current Medical Conditions or History of:

  • Hereditary anemia
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Prior pulmonary embolus
  • Prior deep venous thrombosis or history of blood-clotting disorder (e.g., protein S, protein C deficiency, etc.)
  • A blood-clotting disorder or if you are taking blood thinners
  • Severe lung disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Connective tissue disorders like lupus
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Abnormality of uterus

Prior Pregnancy with:

  • Intrauterine fetal death
  • Death of a new born
  • Baby born with anomalies
  • Multiple pregnancy losses
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Preterm labor or premature delivery
  • History of chromosomal abnormality

Current Pregnancy with:

  • Poor fetal growth
  • Suspected fetal malformation/birth defects
  • Decreased fluid around the fetus
  • Twins, triplets or more
  • Preeclampsia
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes

You may also be considered high risk if you require medications that may be harmful to the fetus.