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High-Risk Pregnancy Care
Pregnancy can be considered as high risk if there are potential complications that could affect either you, your baby, or both. These cases require special intervention by experts and specialists to ensure that the best possible outcome occurs for both the mother and the baby. Unforeseen illnesses or preexisting diseases can complicate the pregnancy, which, in turn, puts you and your baby at risk.
You can find specialized high-risk pregnancy care at Mother & Child Care Clinic. The obstetrics Dr Yashica Gudesar, who are board certified in maternal fetal medicine and have 20+ years of clinical experience. Dr. yashica is a leader in the field of perinatology and high-risk pregnancy. Her team offers comprehensive care to ensure a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. For your high-risk pregnancy, schedule an appointment online or call our clinic.
What are high-risk pregnancy services?
The obstetrics team at Mother & Child Care Clinic offers a variety of services that focus on your health as a mother and the healthy development of your baby.
You can expect to receive routine exams that monitor your baby’s growth, and you may need to visit the office more frequently than a pregnant woman without any risk factors.
Your OB/GYN may also recommend additional diagnostic testing, such as 3D and 4D ultrasound and fetal nonstress testing, to ensure you and your baby both remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Certain tests may be necessary if you have underlying health issues, like diabetes or high blood pressure, to confirm your condition is well-controlled with your current treatment and not interfering with your pregnancy.
The team at Mother & Child care Clinic also offers in-office services that focus on:
- Preterm birth
- Bleeding disorders
- Fetal complications
- Cervical insufficiency
- In vitro fertilization pregnancies
The experienced physicians also offer resources for pregnancy loss.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy describes any pregnancy where new or existing health issues affect either the mother’s health or the growth and development of the baby. The health problems may also increase the risk of having a preterm delivery.
You may have a high-risk pregnancy if you’re older than 35 or younger than 17. Other common reasons a pregnancy is considered high-risk include:
- Heart disease
- Multiple babies
- High blood pressure
- Previous difficulties during pregnancy
The team at Mother & Child Care Clinic offers comprehensive, customized care for high-risk pregnancies to support you throughout the time of your pregnancy, as well as during labor and delivery.
What kind of care will I receive for a high-risk pregnancy?
You can expect professional and compassionate care from the team of experts at Mother & Child care Clinic
Dr. Yashica knowledge has been leading the way for advancements in treatments and care for maternal fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancies.
Specific factors that might contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include:
- Advanced maternal age: Pregnancy risks are higher for mothers age 35 and older.
- Lifestyle choices: Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs can put a pregnancy at risk.
- Medical history: A prior C-section, low birth weight baby or preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — might increase the risks for subsequent pregnancies. Other risk factors include a fetal genetic condition, a family history of genetic conditions, a history of pregnancy loss or the death of a baby shortly after birth.
- Underlying conditions: Chronic conditions — such as diabetes, high blood pressure and epilepsy — increase pregnancy risks. A blood condition, such as anemia, an infection or an underlying mental health condition also can increase pregnancy risks.
- Pregnancy complications: Various complications that develop during pregnancy pose risks, such as problems with the uterus, cervix or placenta, or severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) that continues past the first trimester. Other concerns might include too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios) or too little amniotic fluid (oligohydramnios), restricted fetal growth or Rh (rhesus) sensitization — a potentially serious condition that can occur when your blood group is Rh negative and your baby’s blood group is Rh positive.
- Multiple pregnancy: Pregnancy risks are higher for women carrying twins or higher order multiples.
- Overdue pregnancy: You might face additional risks if your pregnancy continues too long beyond the due date.
Signs or symptoms to look out for, such as:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Persistent headaches
- Pain or cramping in the lower abdomen
- Watery vaginal discharge — in a gush or a trickle
- Regular or frequent contractions — a tightening sensation in the abdomen
- Decreased fetal activity
- Pain or burning with urination
- Changes in vision, including blurred vision
- A high-risk pregnancy might have ups and downs. Do your best to stay positive as you take steps to promote a healthy pregnancy.
What services are available for high-risk pregnancies during labor and delivery?
At Mother & Child care Clinic, the obstetrics team works closely with you on a birth plan in the months leading up to your expected delivery date.
They can assist you with either a natural birth or a cesarean section (C-section) based on your needs. The physicians also specialize in vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).
The obstetrics experts are also skilled in assisting you if you go into early labor, working to prevent premature delivery and ensuring your health and your baby’s health are the top priorities.
To find out more about the services available for a high-risk pregnancy, call the Mother & Child Care Clinic ( 8800303252 )