High-risk obstetrics is a practice of medicine that focuses on underlying health issues or circumstances that can complicate a pregnancy.
Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provides the highest standard of obstetrics care for high-risk pregnancies. The providers work with you through all phases of your pregnancy, starting soon after conception and continuing after your labor and delivery.
You may require specialized care throughout your pregnancy if you have factors that make your pregnancy high risk. These factors may include:
Your pregnancy may also be high-risk if you drink alcohol, use drugs, or smoke cigarettes while pregnant.
The obstetricians at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., can determine if your pregnancy is high-risk by reviewing your personal and family medical history, your lifestyle, and your previous pregnancies.
The obstetricians at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., offer comprehensive care for expectant mothers with high-risk concerns, including:
You can expect to schedule routine prenatal visits that allow your provider the opportunity to assess you and your baby’s health. Typically, visits are once a month, but a high-risk pregnancy may require more appointments to properly monitor your pregnancy.
You may also need more frequent blood work, ultrasounds, genetic screenings, and other diagnostic tests to closely monitor your health and your baby’s growth and development. Some high-risk pregnancies require limiting strenuous activities or spending time on bed rest to prevent complications like preterm labor or a complicated delivery.
Your Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., obstetrician also works with you on a labor and delivery plan to prepare you for the birth of your baby. They offer assistance during natural childbirth and also perform cesarean section (c-section) deliveries and episiotomies, a surgical cut to widen the vaginal opening during childbirth.
If you’re carrying twins or have existing health issues that can complicate your pregnancy, schedule a high-risk obstetrics consultation online or by calling the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., office nearest you today.