Medical disorder of pregnancy
When women with chronic medical disorders become pregnant, special care must be taken to address both since the pregnancy can affect their medical condition and the complications. Their medical condition may also cause problems during pregnancy and delivery.
Some examples include:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Thyroid conditions
Medications taken during pregnancy can affect the baby. Your healthcare providers will determine what medications and dosages can be taken, the risks involved, and how any changes in medication might affect your condition. Be sure to take your medications exactly as prescribed. High-risk care should be continued throughout pregnancy, during delivery, and lactation.