Risks Associated With Pregnancy Risk Factors

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Pregnancy Risk Factors - Vital Information About Risk Factors Which Present Prior To Pregnancy By Rebecca Sophia Meade | Submitted On October 08, 2012 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Rebecca Sophia Meade Unlike other endeavours, pregnancy is a process that takes a lot of uncertainties. From the moment pregnancy is planned until the baby is born, mothers and doctors only have to hope that everything will turn out just fine. But of course, there are ways on how to mitigate the risks associated with pregnancy. Recent scientific researches have been of great help in reducing the health risks associated with the mother and the baby. So what are the risk factors present even before pregnancy? Age Women who get pregnant at the age of 15 or less are at a greater risk for preeclampsia, a condition characterized by high levels of blood pressure which normally develops during pregnancy. These women are also susceptible to anaemia and preterm delivery. Babies born to women under the age of 15 are usually anaemic and underweight. On the other hand, women who are over 35 years of age are also at a greater risk for gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, stillbirth and
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