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Pre-Existing Maternal Medical Conditions

When pre-existing maternal risk factors are present, the gestational period can become complex and challenging. Pregnant people with pre-existing medical conditions will need to be monitored to reduce the chance for complications during pregnancy. Some of the more common maternal conditions that may require specialized care for expectant pregnant people include:

  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious diseases (HIV, cytomegalovirus, parvovirus)
  • Kidney disease
  • Mental health conditions or concerns
  • Neurological disorders
  • Nutritional issues
  • Obesity
  • Pulmonary conditions
  • Thyroid disorders