High-Risk Pregnancy

As a high-risk pregnancy may pose challenges before, during or after delivery, it's important to understand what causes a high-risk pregnancy and what steps you can take to ensure good health for you and your baby.

Factors that might place a pregnancy at high risk include:

  • existing health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, autoimmune disease and obesity
  • first time pregnancy 35 and over (advanced maternal age) and teen pregnancy
  • lifestyle factors such as alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking
  • multiple gestation – pregnancy with twins, triplets and more

At Jersey City Medical Center, we take special care and monitor the mother and unborn child to minimize complications of high risk pregnancies.