Any pregnancy in which the mother or baby is more likely to be sick or have problems is considered high-risk.
Some examples of things that can occur during a pregnancy, turning it into a high-risk situation are:
- Multiples – twins, triplets ….
- Preeclampsia or eclampsia
- Gestational diabetes (For classes: https://www.tmcaz.com/TucsonMedicalCenter/Diabetes_Education)
- Pre-term labor
- History of problems with a past pregnancy
Some chronic health problems of the mother can also make a pregnancy high-risk. Examples include:
High blood pressure
- Heart problems
- Kidney problems
TMC is a Level III labor and delivery center, able to care for every kind of high-risk pregnancy, assuring the best chance for you and your baby’s health. Accredited by the Arizona Perinatal Trust, we have professionals standing by 24/7 who specialize in high-risk pregnancy.
At TMC, all Labor and Delivery nurses are trained in high-risk conditions and respond along with their medical colleagues to care for moms and their babies during any circumstances that arise.
Tucson Medical Center
- Cancer Care
- Women's Services
- Wound Care