While no pregnancy is completely risk-free, most follow a similar course. However, there are certain situations where there is an increased risk of complications to either the mother, the baby, or both. When this occurs, it is very important to have the pregnancy managed and cared for by an expert to ensure the best outcome for everyone involved.
There are many factors that can make pregnancy riskier. One of the more commonly discussed risk factors is the age of the mother. While it is very possible and becoming more common to have a child after the age of 35, this can lead to some increased risk. In addition, the following conditions can lead to increased risk during pregnancy:
While it does not mean that you cannot have a perfectly healthy pregnancy if you have one or more of these conditions, it is very important to speak with a specialist both before and during pregnancy.
While there are many complications that can occur, the following are some of the most common:
While these conditions can be managed, it is very important to work with your specialist throughout your pregnancy.
Often times, certain simple steps can be taken to minimize the risk of pregnancy and prevent complications. These include:
Even if you have one or more risk factors, taking proper care of yourself both before and during pregnancy can lower your chances of developing complications.
If you would like to learn more about high-risk pregnancy and what the team of doctors, call or go online today to schedule an appointment.
Once Doctor confirms your pregnancy, start thinking about what you want from the birth experience. She supports your wishes and goals for childbirth and does everything possible to make your birth plan work while always making yours and your baby’s health the top priority.
These questions help you create your birth plan:
It’s important to remember that even if you’ve expressed your birth preferences, flexibility is necessary when changes are made to protect you and your unborn baby.
At JN Obstetrics &Gynecology and her staff are honored to share this extraordinary time in your life.