Identifying potential risks of a pregnancy is an important part of preconception care. Some women have increased chances for having a high-risk pregnancy because of genetic background, existing medical conditions, their lifestyle, or factors that may develop with the pregnancy.
Pregnancy risk factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
There are many external risk factors, including alcohol, drugs, smoke, high temperatures, radiation exposure, and high altitudes that can pose a serious threat to a developing fetus.
Listed in the directory below, you will find some additional information regarding risk factors for pregnancy, for which we have provided a brief overview.
If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the High-Risk Pregnancy Online Resources page in this website for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.