Is Your Pregnancy High Risk?

  • You may have a high-risk pregnancy if you:

    Are age 35 or older

    Are obese or have diabetes or high blood pressure

    Drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or use drugs

    Had an earlier high-risk pregnancy

    Any of the above

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  • Which pregnancy problems can put your baby at risk?

    Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

    High blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine (preeclampsia)

    Problems with the uterus, cervix, or placenta

    Certain blood type mismatches

    Early labor (preterm labor)

    All of the above

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  • If you are carrying twins or triplets, you have a high-risk pregnancy.

    True

    False

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  • Your doctor can prevent health problems from blood mismatches.

    True

    False

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  • Which of the following is true about gestational diabetes?

    It is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy

    It often has no symptoms

    It means you may have a large baby

    It usually goes away after you give birth

    All of the above

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  • The only way to cure preeclampsia is by having your baby.

    True

    False

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  • Treatment for preeclampsia includes:

    Bed rest, lying on your left side most or all of the time

    Drinking plenty of water

    Eating less salt

    Medicines to lower your blood pressure

    More tests to monitor you and your baby

    All of the above

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  • You can prevent preeclampsia.

    True

    False

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  • Most babies born at 28 weeks don't survive.

    True

    False

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  • Getting early and good prenatal care reduces the chance of premature birth and other problems.

    True

    False

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