Complications of Pregnancy (High Risk Obstetrics)
women are at high risk for complications during pregnancy
due to a preexisting medical condition, the baby, or
due to their age (teenagers or menopausal women). Doctors
who specialize in high risk obstetrics are called Perinatologist
or Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists. The MFM
specialists have advanced training in addressing the
medical, genetic, surgical obstetrical complications
that can occur during pregnancy. Women who are considered
at high risk for pregnancy related complications includes
but is not limited to:
High blood pressure (hypertension
women (pregnant through donor eggs)
gestations (especially triplets or more)
history of pregnancy related complication
with one or more of these conditions should consider
preconception counseling with a MFM specialist. Women
with chronic (long term) diseases are especially at
risk for pregnancy related complications if their disease
in NOT under control or if they are NOT in remission.
Fertility Today magazine will discuss a variety of these
high risk disorders as they relate to pregnancy.
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be interpreted as recommending any type of therapy.
Information on recurrent miscarriage.