What Is Considered a High-risk Pregnancy?

doctor with stethoscope listening to pregnant woman baby heartbeat At Woodlands OBGYN Associates of The Woodlands, TX area, we evaluate patients to determine if their pregnancy may be at risk of certain complications. High-risk pregnancies are those that may be more likely to experience problems, including preterm labor or birth, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or other health complications for the baby or mother. Factors such as maternal age (under 17 or over 35) and medical history can put pregnancy in the high-risk category. Other risk factors include multiples, prior miscarriages, and certain chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

What May Need To Be Done if I Am at Risk of a More Complicated Pregnancy?

If you are at risk of a more complicated pregnancy, there are some additional steps that may need to be taken. These include:

  • Additional prenatal tests. These could include blood tests and ultrasounds to check for certain conditions such as aneuploidy, chromosomal abnormalities, or other birth defects. This may also include services such as genetic testing.
  • Regular visits with your doctor. Your doctor may recommend more frequent visits to monitor the progress of your pregnancy and ensure that any potential issues are caught early on.
  • Lifestyle changes. If you have certain pre-existing health conditions such as obesity or diabetes, your doctor may advise lifestyle changes to help minimize risks during pregnancy.

Request an Appointment With Our Team in the Woodlands, TX Today!

Our team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates is dedicated to providing specialized care to those deemed high-risk pregnancies. Our obstetrics specialists work with each patient to create individualized plans that address any concerns throughout their pregnancy journey. We understand how difficult a high-risk pregnancy can be for both you and your baby, which is why we provide the highest level of care to ensure a safe and healthy experience. If you think you may have a high-risk pregnancy, contact our team today to discuss your options. Drs. Kellyn Rielly, Holly Westmoreland, Raj Syal, and Jenna Everson have decades of combined experience in providing women with the services they need for a healthy and successful pregnancy. Call 281-364-9898 today to request time with our team.

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Location Map: 17183 I-45 The Woodlands, TX 77385

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