Your pregnancy is called high risk if your baby has an increased chance of a health problem. Being called high risk may sound scary but it is just a way to make sure that you get special attention during a pregnancy.

Your pregnancy may be high risk if:

  • You have a health problem such as diabetes, hypertension, epilepsy, cancer, kidney diseases etc.
  • You use alcohol or illegal drugs, or you smoke.
  • You have had three or more miscarriages.
  • You have multiple pregnancy.
  • Your baby has been found to have genetic condition such as down syndrome, or a heart, lung, kidney, or skeletal problem.
  • History of past pregnancy with problems such as pre-eclampsia, preterm labor or genetics syndrome.
  • Maternal and / or fetal infection.
  • History of teratogenic exposure like drugs or radiation.