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Your pregnancy is high-risk if you or your baby has a higher risk for health problems. Many things can put you at high risk. But that doesn't mean that you or your baby will have a problem.
Your doctor will watch you to make sure that your pregnancy is going well. Your doctor will do tests at different times. Many of the tests are routine. If your doctor thinks there might be a problem, you may have other tests. Sometimes babies are delivered early if needed.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor, midwife, or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: October 8, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
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