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High-Risk Pregnancy

San Bernardino County High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Our Experienced Obstetricians Are Here to Help

High-risk pregnancies are the result of medical conditions or other circumstances that make pregnancy more dangerous for the mother and/or the baby. With appropriate care from experienced obstetricians, high-risk pregnancies can lead to successful births. At Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, we provide dedicated care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Our team will guide you through every stage of pregnancy, ensuring that you have the treatments, education, and resources you need for a safe, successful labor and delivery.

What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Numerous factors determine whether or not you will have a high-risk pregnancy, even if you have had a successful birth before. A high-risk pregnancy doesn’t necessarily mean that your pregnancy will be more difficult, but you will need more monitoring throughout the pregnancy from your obstetrician.

Your pregnancy may be high-risk if you:

  • Are under the age of 17 or over 35
  • Have struggled with under or overweight problems
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have diabetes
  • Are pregnant with twins, triplets, or more
  • Had issues in a previous pregnancy
  • Have a pre-existing medical condition

Additionally, genetic preconditions could put you at further risk during pregnancy. Genetic screening before conception can help you determine if your pregnancy will be high risk.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Baby

Women with high-risk pregnancies should take every measure possible to remain healthy. All the typical rules for pregnancy are even more important in high-risk pregnancies. This means avoiding drugs and alcohol, scheduling regular appointments with your prenatal care team, eating a healthy diet, and washing hands often to avoid infections. It’s also important to cut down on stress, which puts more strain on your body. Don’t hesitate to seek out counseling or participate in pregnancy-safe therapeutic activities that help you relax.

High-risk pregnancy may seem scary, but you aren’t in this alone. The dedicated team at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center will provide the compassionate care you and your baby need.

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