A pregnancy is referred to as “high-risk” if the mother or the baby has an increased chance of health problems. There could be many causes to be categorised as “high-risk”, but it’s mainly a term that Doctors use to ensure the mother and baby receive special care and attention during the pregnancy period.
It also refers to high risk medical issues such as slowed growth of the baby, preterm labour, preclampsia, problems with the placenta and recurrent miscarriages. Miscarriage refers to the spontaneous end of a pregnancy where the embryo or foetus is incapable of surviving independently.
Miscarriage is the most common complication of early pregnancy.