High Risk Pregnancy Specialist
OB/GYN Associates of Miami
OBGYNs located in Miami, FL
When you or your baby is at a greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy or delivery, you may be deemed as “high risk.” High-risk prenatal care is essentially precautionary, but you want the best OB/GYN team on your side. Trust the team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami in Miami, Florida, to provide you the care you need to have a healthy, normal pregnancy even if you’re of an older age or have a medical history that makes your experience different than normal. To learn more about the high-risk pregnancy care available, call the office or schedule your consultation online.
High Risk Pregnancy Q & A
When is a pregnancy considered “high risk?”
High-risk pregnancies are those that are more likely to cause complications to mother or baby during pregnancy or delivery.
The reasons why a pregnancy is high-risk include:
- Maternal age of 35 or older
- Maternal age of 17 or younger
- A history of pregnancy or delivery complications
- A history of miscarriages
- Maternal health problems such as hypertension, kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, or diabetes
- Genetic factors
- Substance abuse, such as alcohol, tobacco or drug use
- Maternal obesity
- Multiple fetuses, such as twins or triplets
In most cases, a woman with a high-risk pregnancy goes on to have a healthy baby. Close monitoring from experts like the team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami helps ensure this outcome.
What special care will I receive during a high-risk pregnancy?
At OB/GYN Associates of Miami, the doctors customize your prenatal care according to your health and the health needs of your baby. High-risk pregnancies may require additional screenings such as specialized or targeted ultrasounds to monitor your baby’s growth or amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS) to check for possible genetic abnormalities.
If you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, or an autoimmune condition such as lupus, you may need medication changes and special appointments throughout your pregnancy.
How can I stay healthy and protect my baby if my pregnancy is considered high risk?
It’s critical that you keep to all your scheduled prenatal appointments and follow your doctors’ orders in regards to prenatal vitamins and lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet, moderating activity if appropriate, and taking prenatal vitamins. If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or hypertension, it should be well-managed during your pregnancy.
You may have more frequent prenatal check-ups during your nine months, but these are usually routine and simply ensure that you don’t develop any complications.
When caught early, any complications can be minimized and often resolved before they pose a serious risk to your health or your baby.
For excellent care from a skilled team of OB/GYNs with specialized training in maternal health, call OB/GYN Associates of Miami or book an appointment online.