High-Risk Pregnancy

What is Considered a High-Risk Pregnancy?

 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
  • Cancer
  • Previous heart conditions
  • Diabetes (any type)
  • Epilepsy or other seizures
  • Expecting multiple babies
  • Hypertension/High blood pressure
  • 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.

Are You at Risk?

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.

In addition to employing the latest technologies and techniques in the field today, CHRISTUS Health has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with 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.

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Get the Care You Deserve

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 detailed plan for you and your unborn child.

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