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Risk Factors

Identifying potential risks of a pregnancy is an important part of preconception care. Some women have increased chances for having a high-risk pregnancy because of genetic background, existing medical conditions, their lifestyle, or factors that may develop with the pregnancy.

Pregnancy risk factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

There are many external risk factors, including alcohol, drugs, smoke, high temperatures, radiation exposure, and high altitudes that can pose a serious threat to a developing fetus.

Listed in the directory below, you will find some additional information regarding risk factors for pregnancy, for which we have provided a brief overview.

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