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 CVS, amniocentesis, percutaneous umbilical cord sampling, level II ultrasound, and Doppler flow studies.

High risk pregnancy refers to patients with risks for obstetric complications or medical problems affecting pregnancy – mother and baby. We have a combined total of over 75 years of taking care of high risk pregnancies. Each of these pregnancy complications require individualized screening and testing to make sure both mother and baby remain healthy. Many problems will be managed in conjunction with perinatologists, specialists in fetal and maternal problems in pregnancy.

Common examples

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 uo 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: Puts babies and mothers at risk for trauma during delivery, including shoulder dystocia and severe vaginal tearing as well as the need for a cesarean delivery.

Hypertension affecting pregnancy: Increased risks for inadequate growth, stillbirth and premature delivery due to uncontrolled hypertension. 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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