Comprehensive Normal and High Risk Pregnancy Care Specialist
Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology
The knowledgeable gynecologists at Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology believe that comprehensive pregnancy care is necessary for an excellent pregnancy experience. They offer their expertise to guide women through both normal and high-risk pregnancies. Contact our practice today to learn more about the services they offer.
Comprehensive Normal And High Risk Pregnancy Care Q & A
Comprehensive Normal and High Risk Pregnancy Care Q & A What is a high-risk pregnancy?
What are risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy?
Existing health conditions
These include high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, obesity, Hepatitis B or C, HIV/AIDS, etc. These traits can either put you at risk for complications or be passed on to your infant.
Pregnant teens are prone to developing low-birth-weight babies, high blood pressure, and preterm birth. They also tend to go into labor earlier than more mature women. Women over 35 who are experiencing their first pregnancy, also risk having a cesarean section, delivery complications, prolonged labor, labor that doesn’t progress, or an infant with a genetic disorder.
These include alcohol use and cigarette use. Lifestyle factors can put your fetus at risk for health complications.
Conditions of pregnancy
Certain pregnancy conditions put women at a higher risk for complications than a normal pregnancy experience. Some instances include multiple gestations (being pregnant with more than one child (ex. Twins, triplets), gestational diabetes, placenta previa, history of preterm birth, and preeclampsia and eclampsia. Receiving care is crucial for women facing high-risk pregnancies. It’ll ensure the healthiest pregnancy experience possible to foster carrying the infant or infants to term.
Can a high-risk pregnancy be prevented?
- Taking folic acid (a type of vitamin B) every day before and during pregnancy
- Getting proper immunizations
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Starting prenatal care early during your pregnancy
- Genetic carrier screening