Hearing that your pregnancy is high risk can be worrying, but with the support of your OB/GYN, you can stay healthy during this time. Browse the links below to learn more about high-risk pregnancy:
- If your OB/GYN has characterized your pregnancy as high risk, you probably have a lot of questions. Find out what to expect during a high-risk pregnancy in this article by the Mayo Clinic.
- Gestational diabetes is a common concern among mothers-to-be. Check out this fact sheet on gestational diabetes from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for more information.
- Preeclampsia occurs in 5 to 8% of all pregnancies. Are you at risk? Find out the risk factors of preeclampsia from the Preeclampsia Foundation.
- Following a healthy pregnancy diet is even more important if your pregnancy is high risk. These pregnancy nutrition guidelines by the American Pregnancy Association will help you make good food choices.
The Women’s Hospital at Saddleback Memorial is here to help with physicians who are experts in high-risk pregnancies and other women’s health issues. For more information or for a physician referral, call (949) 837-4500.