A woman is considered to have a high-risk pregnancy when health concerns exist that may threaten the natural course of the development or birth of the baby, or that pose a risk to the mother. In such cases, the mother may need special care, more tests and possible medication to ensure that she can carry the baby safely through to delivery.
A study was conducted to identify high risk pregnancy among pregnant women in a selected community, Assam. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the pregnant women (45%) have moderate risk pregnancy status and high risk pregnancy was found to be associated with number of abortion, family income, dietary pattern and source of information. Thus, all pregnant mothers should be screened for high risk pregnancy.