If you have what’s considered a high-risk pregnancy, then you may be referred to a perinatology team consisting of accredited ultrasonographers, nurses, and genetic counselors. They’ll work to ensure that you have the healthiest and safest pregnancy possible.
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!
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