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Candidates for High Risk Pregnancy


Find out if you are a candidate for high risk pregnancy

The table given below aims at predicting whether you may develop complications during labour. It lays down certain risk factors and a scoring system has been devised to indicate the likelihood of a problem pregnancy. A score of 10 points or more is considered high risk.  However, since the process of giving birth is unpredictable, not all women in the high risk category will develop complications during labour. 

Risk factor
Score
High blood pressure (moderate or severe, often requiring hospitalization in pregnancy)
10
Severe kidney or heart disease
10
Diabetes (requiring insulin)
10
Previous stillbirth, premature or low birth weight infant, or newborn death that occurred within one month of birth
10
Overdue three or more weeks
10
Twins
10
Baby in breech position (in the last six weeks of pregnancy)
10
Previous multiple miscarriages (three or more)
10
Age older than 35 or younger than 15
10
Excessive drug use, including alcohol
10
Moderate alcohol intake
10
Previous kidney (not bladder) infection
5
High blood pressure (mild, not requiring hospitalization during pregnancy)
5
Pregnancy diabetes (diabetes developing in pregnancy, not requiring insulin)
5
Previous caesarean section
5
Previous delivery of baby weighing more than 10 pounds
5
Have been pregnant more than five times
5
Severe flu, bronchitis, or viral illness
5
Severe anaemia (haemoglobin less than 9 grams)
5
Weight less than 100 or more than 200 pounds
5
Height less than five feet
5
Previous child with a birth defect
5
Vaginal spotting
5
Smoking more than one packet of cigarettes a day
5
Emotional problems
5
Bladder infection
1
Previous high blood pressure in an earlier pregnancy
1
Family history of diabetes
1

Adapted from Hobel, C.J. Prenatal and Intrapartum High Risk Screening, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Angelica.3 years ago
I want to testify to everyone on how my husband and i got children after our 5 years of marriage. we got married and we could not conceive a child we have been to several hospitals for checking and the doctors always say that we are okay that nothing is wrong with us, we have been hoping for a child, my husband was beginning to keep late night outside and pressure from the family for him to marry another wife and divorce me, i was always crying and weeping because i was loosing my marriage. so i visited my friend in Florida and she told me that she also have been through this same situation but she got her help of getting her own child from a great priest from Africa, so she told me that she will contact me to the priest and he will do some fertility spell for me to have my own child, i spent 4 days with her in Florida and we both email the priest and he said i should send my information to him and he said in 2 days after the spell will be completed. so i waited and i went back made love with my husband and i conceive. so i am very grateful to the priest for his help and miracle that help me save my marriage. please for same help, contact him via jayemamagictemple@gmail.com you can still visit his web site http://jayemamagictemple.webs.com/ I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING PRIEST.
 
 
 
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sandy.4 years ago
Thank you Doctor Deva for your help because since i have been married to my husband i have not be able to get my own kid and my mother in law wants me out of the house because she think i can't give bath to a baby but since you cast a spell for me and it been five months now since you cast a spell for me and i started seeing changes in me i and my husband are now happy now and we are expecting our baby by June i am very grateful for your help doctor Deva Email: lakshmantemple@gmail.com you are more than just a father to me.
 
 
 
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bhavika.5 years ago
i am two month pregnant and i wan to know if ma pregnancy is safe o no... how to find out at home??
 
 
 
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Amy O..7 years ago
having a baby after age 35
 
 
 
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Mary Lee.7 years ago
i am 51 and pregnant. what are my chances of having a down's syndrome baby? you have given the chance for a 40 year old of 3%, but i am a lot older than that.
 
 
 
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Mary Lee.7 years ago
i am 51 and pregnant. what are my chances of having a down's syndrome baby? my email is q1023364@mail.connect.usq.edu.au
 
 
 
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Geeta.7 years ago
i am 38 years old health women.i am trying to get pregnant what r the chances of getting healthy baby.
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aryana.7 years ago
to old don't have them
 
 
 
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---message to aryana--- hopefully you won't choose to have children at any age with your mentality.
 
 
 
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amy.7 years ago
it is dangerous b careful if u dont want to look after a mentaly ill child dont do it !!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
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