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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?
- Patsy

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

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