High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Complete Healthcare for Women

OB/GYNs located in Wellington, FL

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you need specialized care from OB/GYN experts. The supportive team of OB/GYN specialists at Complete Healthcare for Women in Wellington, Florida, is highly experienced in high-risk pregnancies, so you can count on them for everything you need. Book your appointment by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool now.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is one in which you need additional care beyond the standard prenatal care in a healthy pregnancy. With the appropriate care, the majority of high-risk pregnancies end with a safe and healthy delivery.

The OB/GYN experts at Complete Healthcare for Women work as a team to ensure that you get the highest standard of personalized care during your high-risk pregnancy. If you need further specialized care for specific risks or complications, your providers refer you to the appropriate specialists.

When is a pregnancy categorized as high risk?

There are a number of situations in which a pregnancy is high risk, including:

Age

All pregnancies at age 35 or older are automatically high risk. This also applies to teenage pregnancies.

Current or past illness

A number of current and past illnesses can make a pregnancy high risk. This includes diabetes, autoimmune disease, hypertension, kidney disease, liver disease, and other serious illnesses.

Pregnancy history

If you have a history of pregnancy complications, multiple miscarriages, or multiple C-sections, your pregnancy is typically categorized as high risk.

Reproductive system issues

Any serious reproductive system problem, including a history of PCOS, fibroids, or endometriosis, can make a pregnancy high risk, especially if you had surgical treatment for it.

Multiples

More than one baby increases risk, so if you're expecting twins, triplets, or more babies, your pregnancy is automatically high risk.

There may also be situations where your pregnancy isn't initially high risk but becomes high risk due to pregnancy complications. For example, if your baby is growing very slowly (fetal growth restriction) or if you develop gestational diabetes, your pregnancy can be classified as high risk at that time.

What kind of extra care do I need for a high-risk pregnancy?

It depends on your specific pregnancy, but a high-risk pregnancy usually means that you need to see your care providers at Complete Healthcare for Women more often as well as a specialist in maternal fetal medicine, also known as a perinatologist. You may also need some additional tests, particularly in late pregnancy.

Your Complete Healthcare for Women team is here to make your high-risk pregnancy a safe and healthy one. Book your appointment by calling or clicking the online scheduler.

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