What causes a high-risk pregnancy?

pregnant 1088240 640 If you have been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, you may be scared as to what the future holds for you and your growing baby. Fortunately, with proper care, many high-risk pregnancies complete without a hitch! At Woodlands OBGYN Associates, our professionals are here to help women in The Woodlands, TX with their needs before, during, and after pregnancy.

What causes a high-risk pregnancy?

Our team may recommend services for high-risk pregnancy if the mother:

  • Has high blood pressure
  • Develops gestational diabetes
  • Has specific genetic risk factors
  • Is over the age of 35
  • Has been using drugs, alcohol, or smoking cigarettes during pregnancy
  • Has had preterm birth or miscarriages in the past
  • Is carrying multiples (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • Has preeclampsia
  • Has placenta previa
  • Has health conditions such as epilepsy or lupus

What do I need to consider during a high-risk pregnancy?

Depending on the cause of the risk, our team will help women develop a treatment plan regarding their pregnancy and childbirth. This includes a birthing plan to have everyone on the same page when the time comes for your baby to make his or her entrance into the world! Our doctors may also recommend more routine screenings and appointments to monitor the develop of the baby and ensure the pregnancy risks are reduced as much as possible. After your child is born, our team offers the highest level of care for your baby, allowing screening and NICU care as required. By understanding the risks associated with the mother during her pregnancy, our team can be well-prepared to handle your newborn and yourself at this difficult time, helping you feel at ease throughout the process. Women with high-risk pregnancies may need to consult with their provider to ensure the best results.

Schedule a consultation with our team today

If you are still searching for an OBGYN professional to help you in managing and monitoring your pregnancy, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with the team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates. Drs. Rielly, Westmoreland, Syal, and Everson can assist patients in The Woodlands, TX to have a safe and healthy pregnancy! Call (281) 364-9898 and visit our practice at 17183 I-45 #610.

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Friday: 8 AM – 12 Noon
Location Map: 17183 I-45 The Woodlands, TX 77385

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