Maternal Risk Factors

To decrease the risk of pregnancy-related complications, attend health care visits before, during, and after pregnancy. When seeing a provider, always tell them about any preexisting conditions. Your health care provider can share steps you can take to reduce your maternal health risks. 

You should not take the information on this page for medical advice. Talk to your doctor or visit a clinic near you if you have questions or concerns. Keep reading to learn about risk factors.

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Mental Health, Depression and Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Maternal Age
  • Pre-pregnancy Weight
  • Infections
  • Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders
  • Intimate Partner Violence


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