While no pregnancy is completely risk-free, most follow a similar course. However, there are certain situations where there is an increased risk of complications to either the mother, the baby, or both. When this occurs, it is very important to have the pregnancy managed and cared for by an expert to ensure the best outcome for everyone involved.
There are many factors that can make pregnancy riskier. One of the more commonly discussed risk factors is the age of the mother. While it is very possible and becoming more common to have a child after the age of 35, this can lead to some increased risk. In addition, the following conditions can lead to increased risk during pregnancy:
While it does not mean that you cannot have a perfectly healthy pregnancy if you have one or more of these conditions, it is very important to speak with a specialist both before and during pregnancy. The team at Integrative Obstetrics are experts at helping manage high-risk pregnancies to create a safer pregnancy for both mother and baby.
While there are many complications that can occur, the following are some of the most common:
While these conditions can be managed, it is very important to work with your specialist throughout your pregnancy. The team at Integrative Obstetrics are experienced at providing their high-risk patients with expert medical care in a holistic and nurturing way throughout the entire process.
Often times, certain simple steps can be taken to minimize the risk of pregnancy and prevent complications. These include:
Even if you have one or more risk factors, taking proper care of yourself both before and during pregnancy can lower your chances of developing complications.
If you would like to learn more about high-risk pregnancy and what the team of doctors, nurses, midwives, and doulas at Integrative Obstetrics can do to manage your risk, call or go online today to schedule an appointment.
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