High Risk Pregnancy
Defining high risk
A pregnancy may be consider high risk if there are factors that put the mother, the developing fetus, or both at a higher than normal risk for complications during or after the pregnancy and birth of the child.
Factors that may place a woman in this category include:
- Age – younger than 17 and older than 35
- Weight – severely underweight or overweight before becoming pregnant
- Pregnant with multiples (twins, triplets or more)
- Other health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes or depression
- Pregnancy history that includes stillbirth, preeclampsia, or premature labor.
- Family history of genetic disorders
Our patients with high-risk pregnancies are generally scheduled for more frequent visits from the start of pregnancy. Additional testing also is recommended to monitor existing and potential developing health conditions for mother and baby.
Our care includes medical and emotional support. Counseling is available to discuss concerns and tests that are available to help you make the best decisions regarding your baby and your health.
For more information about your options for genetic testing at Stark Women’s Center, click here.
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Judy Laney, CNP
Randall Starcher, MD
Jason Hoppe, DO
Megan Staub, MD
Diane Kreitzer, NP
Julianne Yang Kar, MD
Sunitha Jagadish, MD
Melissa Vassas, DO
Eldy Lazaroff, NP