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100 Questions & Answers About Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Author(s): Elizabeth S. Platt
Betty Campbell, RN
Andrea Tetreau, RN
Michael G. Pinette, MD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763755737
  • ISBN-10:0763755737
  • Paperback    247 pages      © 2009
Price: $20.95 US List
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100 Questions and Answers About Your High-Risk Pregnancy provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions posed by "at-risk" expecting mothers and fathers. The text covers topics such as testing, mother's health, fetal health, complications, prevention and treatment, and physical and psychological coping. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of high-risk pregnancy.

Questions include:

What happens during a normal pregnancy?
What problems can occur in pregnancy?
Why does my doctor think I may be at risk?


Part 1  The Basics
Part 2  Prenatal Testing
Part 3  Preexisting Risks: Mother's Health
Part 4  Preexisting Risks: Baby's Health
Part 5  Complications Arising in Pregnancy
Part 6  Symptoms to Watch
Part 7  Prevention and Treatment of Complications
Part 8  Daily Concerns in High-Risk Pregnancy
Part 9  Facing Loss in High-Risk Pregnancy

Elizabeth S. Platt

Elizabeth Platt is a medical and science writer/editor living and working in Maine. She learned about high-risk pregnancy first-hand when she had her first son, Nathaniel, at the age of 38, and had a refresher course with her second son, Eric, at the age of 40. Elizabeth previously coauthored 100 Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer with Zora Brown, now in its second edition, and is currently the Managing Editor of the women's health website In her spare time, she breeds Lippitt Morgan horses at her farm in Buxton, Maine, where she lives with her sons, their father, two teenage stepchildren, and assorted dogs, cats, and poultry.

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Betty Campbell, RN

Betty Campbell, RN, is a staff nurse for the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. She received her nursing diploma at the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in Hartford, Connecticut in 1975. Her areas of specialization are high-risk obstetrics and diabetes.

Andrea Tetreau, RN

Andrea Tetreau, RN, is Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. She received her nursing diploma at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Portland, Maine in 1980, and in 1994 became a certified medical sonographer at Middlesex College, Bedford, Massachusetts. 

Michael G. Pinette, MD

Michael Pinette, MD, is the Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. He received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School in 1982, followed by an Obstetrics/Gynecology fellowship and residency at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, after which he undertook a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Connecticut health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. He is a Board Certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine and sub-specialist with over 20 years of experience and has published over 100 articles in OB/GYN research. He also holds the posts of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire.


  • "100 Questions and Answers About Your High-Risk Pregnancy offers an exceptionally comprehensive and throughful examination of high-risk pregnancies. It provides medical expertise in a tone that is both accessible and supportive, balancing technical details with personal anecdotes and addressing the difficult topics with grace and compassion. As a high-risk patient myself, I felt comforted by the author's sensitivity and buoyed by their encouragement."

    -- Amy O'Keefe, Patient

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