A high-risk pregnancy sounds frightening, but with personalized high-risk obstetrical care, you can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. At Sarasota OB/GYN Associates in Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte, Florida, Katrina Davis, MD, FACOG, and Lyvie-Sara Sylvestre, MS, MD, offer specialized high-risk obstetrical care. Call or schedule a consultation online today if you have a high-risk pregnancy and need expert care.
You typically need high-risk obstetrical care when you have a high-risk pregnancy, which means that you and your baby need additional monitoring during pregnancy. Most high-risk pregnancies result in healthy babies.
Some of the factors that indicate a high-risk pregnancy include:
Complications such as rhesus (Rh) sensitization, abnormal placenta position, and fetal growth restrictions also result in high-risk pregnancies.
With personalized high-risk obstetrical care, you and your baby have an excellent chance of a safe, healthy, and complication-free pregnancy and delivery.
Sarasota OB/GYN Associates offers highly personalized high-risk obstetrical care. Beginning with your first prenatal appointment, they assess your health, lifestyle, and medical history to determine if your pregnancy is potentially high risk.
Depending on your individual needs, your high-risk obstetrical care could include:
If you have either pre-existing or pregnancy-related diabetes or high blood pressure, your provider might recommend that you adjust your diet or monitor your blood sugar or blood pressure at home.
They might also suggest that you take a 15-minute walk after your meals to help your body regulate your blood sugar. Gentle, daily exercise helps lower blood pressure and can help you stay flexible and comfortable as your pregnancy progresses.
Regular prenatal care usually includes monthly prenatal appointments for the first 28 weeks, then biweekly appointments in weeks 29-36, and weekly appointments until delivery. You also typically have two ultrasounds at 12 and 20 weeks.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, Sarasota OB/GYN Associates creates a personalized prenatal plan to address your needs. You might have more frequent prenatal check-ups or additional ultrasounds and tests.
If you have questions about your high-risk pregnancy, Sarasota OB/GYN Associates can help. Call or book an appointment online today for expert high-risk obstetrical care.