I'm 36 years old and pregnant. A friend told me that I automatically have a high-risk pregnancy. What is that and what does it mean?
The term "high-risk pregnancy" describes a case where a pregnant woman has one or more factors that could put her or the fetus at risk for health problems.
In general, a pregnancy may be considered high risk if the pregnant woman:
Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: July 2013
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.