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High Risk Pregnancy

If you are a pregnant patient or a women considering having a baby, you may be considered high risk if you have any of the following:

Medical History or Conditions

  • Hereditary anemia
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Prior pulmonary embolus
  • Prior deep venous thrombosis or history of blood clotting disorder (e.g., Protein S, Protein C deficiency, etc.)
  • A blood clotting disorder of if you take blood thinners
  • Severe lung disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Connective tissue disorders like lupus
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Require medications which may be harmful to the fetus
  • Are being treated for cancer
  • Abnormality of uterus

Prior Pregnancy with

  • Intrauterine fetal death
  • Death of a new born
  • Baby born with anomalies
  • Multiple pregnancy losses
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Preterm labor or premature delivery
  • History of chromosomal abnormality

Current Pregnancy Conditions

  • Poor fetal growth
  • Suspected fetal malformation/birth defects
  • Decreased fluid around the fetus
  • Twins, triplets or more!
  • Preeclampsia
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes

In addition to dedicated care by our perinatologists, other services,
which are available to our patients, include:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Perinatal geneticist consultation
  • Neonatal consultation
  • Dietary counseling
  • Family counseling
  • High resolution ultrasonography
  • Diabetes education
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villous sampling
  • Selective Reduction
  • Fetal well-being testing