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Any pregnancy in which the child, mother, or both have an increased risk for complications is considered high risk. Some high-risk pregnancies result in serious threats to one or both of their lives. Others advance smoothly, with neither mom nor baby having any problems.
No one wants any surprises or trouble in the delivery room. That’s why Mercy Medical Center Redding, a part of the Dignity Health North State system, offers state-of-the-art care for high-risk pregnancies and births in Northern California. Find a Doctor who knows how to care for mothers and babies who need a little extra help on their big day.
The symptoms of a high-risk pregnancy depend on what is causing the risk. However, common signs may include:
Age, lifestyle choices, and pre-existing medical conditions can all cause pregnancy complications.
Common risk factors for high-risk pregnancy include:
Your treatment options for high-risk pregnancy depend on the cause of the risk. To help keep you and your baby safe, doctors recommend prevention strategies, including:
At Dignity Health North State, our doctors are highly trained in the treatment of high-risk pregnancy, whether it is caused by a maternal condition, a fetal condition, or both. If you have any concerns about your health or the health of your baby during pregnancy, our experts are here to help.
Dignity Health North State obstetricians are experts in the treatment and care of high-risk pregnancy in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.