High Risk Obstetrics

Some women may require extra monitoring, care or hospitalization during pregnancy. This may be due to a complication of pregnancy or the woman's own underlying medical needs. Women classified as high-risk may need extra care even after their baby is delivered.

A pregnancy may be considered high-risk due to pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and heart disease, or when a woman has had problems with prior pregnancies.

Our high-risk fellowship-trained team works closely with obstetricians and doctors specializing in genetics, hematology, infectious diseases, as well as heart, lung and kidney problems to ensure that each woman receives personal service to provide the healthiest outcome for herself and her baby. In addition, we employ nurses, social workers, registered dietitians and physical therapists to provide a team approach to high-risk pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Patients are closely monitored and receive thorough education to help maintain an optimal level of health. These efforts are geared toward enabling patients and their babies to achieve the best possible outcome.

To learn more, visit the Maternal Fetal Medicine section.

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