Hope for High Risk Pregnancies
Delivering Peace of Mind
There is hope for mothers whose pregnancies have been determined to be high risk. The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, fields some of the area’s top prenatal and neonatal experts. Our skilled staff and specialized programs ensure that mother and baby are provided with compassionate, seamless care throughout the pregnancy, delivery, and recovery.
A pregnancy may be deemed high risk if the mother displays any of the following:
- Adolescent or advanced maternal age
- Asthma or other pulmonary difficulties
- Autoimmune deficiencies
- Blood clotting issues
- Previous heart conditions
- Diabetes (any type)
- Epilepsy or other seizures
- Expecting multiple babies
- Kidney Disease
- Thyroid problems
- Had previous C-section(s) and wants to deliver vaginally
Your pregnancy may also be considered high risk if your baby is diagnosed with an illness or disorder during your pregnancy. Your doctor will advise you if your pregnancy is at risk. In addition to employing the latest technologies and techniques in the field today, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio employs a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as 24-hour, in-house physician coverage by a neonatologist and a neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP). You and your baby will be in the best possible care and will be given the best possible start to a brand-new life.
If you are thinking about pregnancy, but have a chronic medical condition like those listed above, or had a high-risk pregnancy in the past, consider a consultation with one of our high-risk specialists to provide recommendations to optimize your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy child.
If you are already pregnant and experiencing complications in your pregnancy, there is hope for you. Our specialists are here to provide you with a detailed plan of care to optimize your health, and the health of your unborn child. Through compassionate and comprehensive care, our specialists will partner with you, your families, and your doctor to make sure you understand your condition(s), and have a voice in the type of care you and your unborn child receive.