High Risk Pregnancies

Our clinical teams work together with specialists in maternal fetal medicine to provide care for our patients with high-risk problems in pregnancy. These specialists can perform chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, advanced ultrasound, and Doppler flow studies.

A pregnancy may be considered a high risk pregnancy if there are any concerns related to the mother or the baby. These can include medical problems that the mother may have prior to becoming pregnant or problems that develop over the course of the pregnancy. We have a combined total of over 75 years of taking care of high risk pregnancies. Each of these pregnancy complications require an individualized plan of care. Many problems will be managed in conjunction with perinatologists, specialists in fetal and maternal problems in pregnancy.

Care For Womens With High-Risk Problems In Pregnancy

Advanced maternal age:

As patients age from 35 to 50 years old, their risk for Down syndrome and other genetic problems steadily increase. We offer noninvasive screening using ultrasound and blood work to detect up to 99% of all Down syndrome pregnancies.

Multiple gestation:

Twins, triplets, etc. have increased risks for premature labor, fetal growth abnormalities.

Bleeding throughout pregnancy:

Separation of the placenta (abruption); placenta previa – where the placenta is covering the cervix, causing it to be more fragile; early contractions (premature labor).

Premature rupture of the membranes:

Amniotic sac ruptures or leaks, putting the baby at risk for infection or early delivery.

Gestational diabetes:

All pregnancies are screened for diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can result in accelerated fetal growth (macrosomia). Dietary counseling will be recommended.

Hypertension affecting pregnancy:

Increased risks for inadequate growth which may result in a recommendation for a medically indicated early delivery. We offer a combination of testing for fetal growth and fetal well-being.

Recurrent pregnancy loss:

We offer comprehensive testing for evaluation of all known causes.

Incompetent cervix:

This requires a circumferential stitch in the cervix to prevent premature opening of the cervix.

Thyroid disease:

Thyroid hormone levels are monitored thoughout pregnancy.

To learn more about our high risk pregnancies or to schedule an appointment, please call our main office at (404) 255-3633. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form. Our high rish pregnancy patients come to us from the area of Buckhead in Atlanta, Roswell, Forsyth, Cumming, North Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Dunwoody in Fulton County, GA.

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