Certain conditions, such as advanced maternal age or carrying twins, make a pregnancy “high risk” for the mother and baby. When a pregnancy is high risk, specialized care is necessary. The doctors at OB/GYN Specialists of South Miami have considerable experience with high-risk obstetrics and make sure that women have the care they need throughout their pregnancy. Call the office in Miami to make an appointment with a doctor who specializes in high-risk obstetrics.
A high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the mother or the baby is at a higher risk of complications. High-risk pregnancies require more medical attention and may involve restrictions for the mother.
You may have a high-risk pregnancy if:
If you aren’t sure whether you should be considered high risk, talk to the team at OB/GYN Specialists of South Miami.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may be at a higher risk of almost any pregnancy complication, including preterm labor, preeclampsia, birth defects, and stillbirth. The purpose of high-risk pregnancy care is to reduce the risk of these complications and provide prompt treatment if complications occur.
The management of a high-risk pregnancy depends on the issues that make the pregnancy high risk. For many women, being high risk means more frequent appointments with their obstetrician. However, other women with high-risk pregnancies may need to take medication, undergo more extensive testing than most pregnant women, or follow certain restrictions with regard to food or activity.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you should call your doctor any time you experience a worrisome symptom, such as vaginal bleeding or pain. You should also pay attention to any symptoms related to your specific condition. For example, if you have gestational diabetes, you should call the doctor if you have a serious fluctuation in blood sugar.
To prevent complications in a high-risk pregnancy, follow all of your doctor’s instructions carefully. Call the doctor with any questions or concerns, and keep all of your recommended appointments.
OB-GYN Specialists of South Miami participates with the following insurance carriers. Please note that you will be responsible for co-insurance and co-pays. Thank you.
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