Our team cares for women who are having out-of-the-ordinary pregnancies.
The members of this team have extensive experience in managing complicated pregnancies and deliveries.
What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?
A woman may be considered to have a "high-risk pregnancy" if she has a medical condition, pregnancy complication, or genetic issue that makes her pregnancy more difficult to handle. In order to determine whether you have a high-risk pregnancy, our team will perform a complete evaluation of your health. This may include an in-depth consultation, an ultrasound, and possibly a consultation with a genetics councilor or perinatologist who work closely with our team to provide the highest of care for our patients.
Medical conditions that can make a pregnancy "high-risk" include:
- Chronic Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Diabetes (Type I & Type II)
- Thyroid Disorders
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Failure
- Gestational Diabetes
- Pre-gestational Diabetes
- Incompetent Cervix
- Premature Birth
- Recurrent Miscarriages (having several miscarriages or stillbirths before this pregnancy)
Genetic issues that can make a pregnancy "high-risk" include:
- Teratogen exposure (such as certain medications, narcotics, and alcohol)
- Family history of birth defects, stillbirths, infant deaths, miscarriages, or genetic conditions
- Abnormal blood screening or ultrasound findings