Let our Round Rock OBGYNs guide you through your high risk pregnancy with responsive, expert care
When you are told that you have a high risk pregnancy, it’s natural to worry. Our Round Rock OBGYNs want to reduce your stress and talk through your concerns by providing you with care you can rely on during your entire pregnancy.
What makes a pregnancy high risk?
High risk pregnancies occur as the result of a medical condition that was preexisting before your pregnancy, or by an issue that develops at some point during the pregnancy. Our Round Rock OBGYNs consider several preexisting conditions when you become pregnant to help decide if you have a high risk pregnancy.
- You have high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), lupus, multiple sclerosis, or a thyroid condition
- You are a teenager or a woman age 35 or older
- You report excessive alcohol use, which can cause a higher risk of miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)
- You are a smoker, which causes multiple risks, including certain birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and preterm birth.
- You are pregnant with two or more babies, and at-risk for preterm delivery and other complications.
- You are obese or very overweight and at a higher risk for gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and preeclampsia.
Other factors for a high risk pregnancy develop during your pregnancy.
- Some women may develop serious conditions called preeclampsia or eclampsia. This condition usually occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. If this happens, you can rely on our Round Rock OBGYNs to carefully monitor your pregnancy to help ensure a safe journey for you and your baby.
- Some women develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. If it isn’t controlled, it can cause high blood pressure, pre-term delivery and other complications.
How is prenatal care different with a high risk pregnancy?
Patients who have a high risk pregnancy usually see our Round Rock OBGYNs more often than a woman with a routine pregnancy so that their conditions can be carefully monitored. In addition, our doctors may discuss additional tests, beyond routine prenatal testing, that may be beneficial for you.
Our Round Rock OBGYNs create an individualized care plan that addresses your pregnancy complications
Whatever the issue(s) is that is causing your high risk pregnancy, you can count on our Round Rock OBGYNs and our team to provide you with the high quality, compassionate care you deserve at this important time in your life. Learn more about us and contact us for an appointment.