Woman getting an ultrasound with high-risk ultrasound.

High-risk pregnancy care

You or your baby may need additional care because of genetics, a health condition or lifestyle factor. Rest assured, you’re in good hands with ProHealth Care’s maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) doctors.

Should I see a perinatologist?

A maternal-fetal medicine doctor, or perinatologist, may join your care team if you face an increased risk of complications because you:

  • Are age 35 or older.
  • Are carrying a baby who moves less than expected.
  • Are expecting twins, triplets or other multiples.
  • Have a chronic health condition, such as:
    • Bleeding or blood clotting disorders
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Thyroid disorders
  • Have a history of preterm labor, preeclampsia, early deliveries or stillbirths.
  • Have a family history of genetic conditions.
  • Take medications or are exposed to illicit drugs.

Complete care

Trust your care team to do everything possible to help you successfully deliver a healthy baby. Talk to your doctor about:

  • Amniocentesis – Takes a sample of fluid from your womb to check for chromosomal abnormalities (genetic problems that cause birth defects) and fetal infections.
  • Coagulation management – Keeps track of your bleeding and clotting condition and adjusts treatment if needed.
  • Diabetes care – Recommends ways to manage the condition during pregnancy.
  • Prenatal genetic counseling – Helps determine the risk your baby could have for a birth defect or genetic disorder.
  • Ultrasound – Shows the baby’s growth and organ development.

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