Pregnancy Complications

Every family looks forward to a healthy pregnancy and to the birth of a healthy newborn. And, for the vast majority of women, pregnancy follows a fairly routine course. But, for some, there may be unexpected difficulties and challenges along the way with a high-risk pregnancy.

Having a high-risk pregnancy means that a woman has a greater chance of complications because of conditions in her pregnancy, her own medical status or lifestyle, or due to external factors.

Many times, complications are unexpected and may occur without warning. Other times, there are certain risk factors that make problems more likely.

While many complications are unavoidable, with the help of your physician, you can minimize your risks and work toward the healthiest pregnancy possible.

Fortunately, advances in medicine have helped improve the care of both mothers and unborn babies. 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.

To learn more, contact a North Shore-LIJ Women's Health obstetrician or request an appointment  today.

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