Perinatology is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology for high-risk pregnancies. These maternal-fetal medicine specialists have education and training that extends beyond the standard ObGyn training.
Depending on the circumstances of your pregnancy, your Women’s Health Arizona provider can determine if you’d benefit from seeing a perinatology team.
What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy that shows a possible threat to the mother or fetus. Some pregnancies can become high-risk as they develop, while others are considered high risk from the beginning.
Fortunately, with the help of a perinatology team and careful monitoring, many high-risk pregnancies can result in healthy deliveries without complications.
Some risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy can include:
- Existing health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes
- Being overweight or obese
- Multiple births, like twins or higher-order multiples
- Younger or older maternal age (teenagers or women over 35)
Ask Your Provider About Care for High-Risk Pregnancy
Even if you have specific factors for a high-risk pregnancy, you can still experience a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Your Women’s Health Arizona provider will ensure that you receive the care you need throughout pregnancy and post-delivery. Contact your provider to discuss your pregnancy options today!