LONDON: If you’re pregnant, a series of physical and demographic factors may dictate that your pregnancy is ‘high-risk’ and requires special care.
The Womenshealth.gov website offers these examples of factors that can make a pregnancy high-risk —
• Being young or being older than age 35.
• Being underweight or overweight.
• Having had complications during a prior pregnancy.
• Having had at least one chronic health problem before pregnancy, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, HIV or an autoimmune disorder.
• Expecting twins or triplets, et cetera.