- Health Problems in Pregnancy
Additional information about risks and complications in pregnancy is available from the National Library of Medicine.
- High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers information about high blood pressure in pregnancy, including an overview of high blood pressure, preeclampsia, and eclampsia and the importance of blood pressure control.
- The NICHD has published additional information about gestational diabetes and how to manage this condition. Read more in one of the publications below:
- Am I At Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
- Managing Gestational Diabetes: A Patient’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Learn about other topics associated with high-risk pregnancy:
- HIV in Pregnancy (PDF – 165 KB)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues guidelines, based on NICHD-supported research, for the use of antiretroviral drugs in pregnancy to treat HIV/AIDS and prevent transmission of the virus. Fact sheets based on these guidelines are available from NIH.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC maintains statistics, guidelines, and background information about pregnancy and pregnancy risks, including the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
ACOG is a member organization of women’s health specialists that maintains information about pregnancy and complications of pregnancy. Read more below about certain conditions of pregnancy that can elevate risk.
- Early Miscarriage and a Molar Pregnancy (PDF – 281 KB) (Molar pregnancy refers to tissue that grows from a fertilized egg and implants in the uterus but may or may not contain a fetus.)
- FAQs Especially for Teens: Having a Baby (PDF – 258 KB)
- Having Twins (PDF – 319 KB)
- Later Childbearing (PDF – 254 KB)
- Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy (PDF – 234 KB)
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.