Whether you’re a first time mom or you’ve been here before, hearing your pregnancy is or will be high-risk can understandably stir up feelings of confusion or fear. But your increased risk of complications means, more than anything, you’ll need extra care — and by engaging in regular monitoring and proactive care, a healthy outcome is possible for both you and your baby.
If you or your baby are at increased risk of health problems before, during, or after delivery, your pregnancy may be considered high risk.
Approximately 20 to 30 percent of pregnancies fall in this category, with some starting at a lower risk and encountering complications as they progress.
It’s important to remember that while these factors may have potentially significant effects on the health of you and your baby, consistent care and monitoring are the most beneficial things you can do for yourself and the new addition to your family.
Axia Women’s Health obstetricians are expertly trained and highly experienced in caring for women before, during, and after a high-risk pregnancy. However, if your provider believes additional care is needed during your pregnancy, they may refer to a perinatologist — and obstetrician who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine and cares for mothers and babies during high-risk pregnancies.
Axia Women’s Health also works in partnership with our local hospitals to ensure you and your baby get the expert care you deserve.