High-Risk Pregnancy

High-Risk Pregnancy Seasons Women's Care

High-Risk Pregnancy

High-Risk Pregnancy 1200 600 Seasons Women's Care

A high-risk pregnancy can be very challenging for you and your baby. Before, during, and after delivery, you and your baby may need special care. In order to have the best pregnancy experience, it is essential for you to know how to take care of yourself and your baby.


High-risk pregnancies can occur for a number of reasons including age, medical conditions, smoking cigarettes, alcohol use, and substance abuse. Sometimes an expectant mother will develop conditions during her pregnancy that cause it to become high risk.

Generally speaking, as a woman ages the possibilities increase for a high-risk pregnancy. Working closely with your obstetrician during your pregnancy is important. Your doctor can advise you about reducing your risk factors with certain lifestyle changes. For instance, the expectant mother should get

plenty of rest, drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods. Avoiding stress is another important factor. For women who are carrying twins or other multiples, the risks can increase and they may experience various complications during the pregnancy and delivery. Low birth weight is one common complication.


Good prenatal care is one of the best safeguards against complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Your doctor will monitor your condition and help you understand what’s going on in your body throughout the pregnancy. If problems arise with the cervix, uterus, or placenta your doctor can recommend the best treatment options for you.

If you are thinking about becoming pregnant and you have a medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or other illnesses, then discuss these things with your doctor before you attempt to become pregnant. It may benefit you to take steps to mitigate the medical condition first and make certain it is under control before becoming pregnant.

In most cases, doctors recommend sensible weight gain and caution against gaining too much weight during your pregnancy. This is especially important for those with diabetes. Work with your obstetrician closely so that you can maintain a healthy weight during your pregnancy. Avoid risky activities and substances. Be sure to speak to your doctor before taking any medications or supplements. Testing Fetal ultrasound can be used to produce images of the baby in your uterus.

This imaging technique uses high-frequency sound waves to locate abnormal development or specific problems. We also monitor high risk patients in our office private NST suite were you can relax with your partner in a comfortable chair with a TV while we monitor you for contractions and your baby’s well being. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.