The Real Risks For Pregnant Women

man resting his head on his wife's pregnant stomach
There are many pregnancy risk factors that could affect the health of you or your baby. These factors will vary from pregnancy to pregnancy and from mother to mother.

Your personal pregnancy risk factors will be determined by your pre-pregnancy health, your habits and routines, your family health history and the father’s family health history. This is why it’s important to be upfront with your doctor when you first begin prenatal care.

If you’re pregnant, it’s easy to get paranoid. Every aspect of your daily routine presents risks, from the food you eat to the way you sleep. But don’t stress about it. That’s bad for the baby too. With new studies everyday and unverified advice from friends and family, it’s easy to get bogged down with information.

During your pregnancy it is very important to avoid some things that can harm your developing baby. Here are some of the risks in pregnancy that you need to be aware of.


The sea becomes the great unknown when you’re eating for two. To be on the safe side its recommended that you cook all your fish to 145 degrees inside and out. It’s also safe to limit yourself to 6 ounces a week.