High Risk Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

Every woman is different. Every baby is different. Every pregnancy is different. Does that help? Probably not! But it seems to be the most common answer when you ask a question to anyone nowadays about pregnancy. Everybody simply has a different experience! While on one hand that is very true, on the other there are some obvious facts, statistics and general practices we can learn about that indicate specifically a high-risk pregnancy. In particular, we can dive into what it is, what we can manage and unavoidable factors.

high-risk-pregnancyThe last thing you want to hear when you find out you’re pregnant is that you are considered high risk. Risk for what? According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother or her fetus and often requires specialized care from specially trained providers. It can sound scary, but there are trained professionals, such as Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker, who can help ensure a smooth journey.

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Why Weight?

How the numbers on your scale could be affecting your pregnancy chances

There’s nothing more exciting than the start of a new adventure, especially when it comes to creating a family. For many hopeful couples, the journey is a seamless, no-stress process that simply begins as soon as they decide. But for countless others, it can be lengthier and, let’s face it, downright stressful.

scaleAccording to babycenter.com, only 30% of couples conceive within the first cycle. For the average healthy woman, it can take roughly 6 months to conceive naturally. There are many ways couples can boost their chances of conceiving quickly, but what if the key to your conception concerns were as simple as managing your weight?

Let’s take a look at how your weight may be affecting your chances of conception.

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