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High Risk Obstetrical Care Specialist

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Duluth, GA & Dunwoody, GA

A high-risk pregnancy requires extra medical expertise, which the skilled providers at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN have in abundance. They’ve also got two locations for your convenience, one in Duluth and another in Dunwoody, Georgia. These top-rated, board-certified obstetricians have served the Atlanta area for more than 20 years and are affiliated with Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth. For state-of-the-art medical care during your high-risk pregnancy and the personal attention you require, call the office or request an appointment online today.

High Risk Obstetrical Care

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, it means you or your baby may have an increased risk of developing medical complications before, during, or after delivery. A high-risk pregnancy requires specialized monitoring and may affect your prenatal care as well as the care you receive during and after delivery. You may, for instance, require a cesarean section to help ensure a successful delivery.

What causes a high-risk pregnancy?

Numerous issues can lead to a high-risk pregnancy, which may include known factors such as:

  • Advanced maternal age, women older than 35
  • Very young maternal age, teen pregnancy
  • Thyroid disorders
  • History of preterm labor or birth
  • HIV
  • Medical conditions such as hypertension (elevated blood pressure), diabetes, and heart disorders
  • Poorly controlled asthma and other breathing problems
  • A history of deep vein thrombosis and other blood clotting disorders

Previous abdominal surgeries, including C-sections, can also increase your risks during pregnancy and delivery.

Sometimes problems develop during pregnancy that move you into a high-risk pregnancy. These possible complications include:

  • Poor positioning of the placenta
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Elevated blood pressure during pregnancy with possible preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Multiple pregnancy, carrying twins or more

Gaining too much weight or not enough weight during your pregnancy can also cause problems.

What is the treatment for a high-risk pregnancy?

At Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN, every pregnancy receives specialized attention. If your pregnancy is high-risk, however, you can expect more frequent follow-up exams and lab work to catch problems early, before they begin to affect your or your baby’s health.

Depending on the reason for your high-risk status, you may require additional or advanced ultrasound studies, treatment to better control your pre-existing medical conditions, and dietary guidance that includes information about adequate nutrition for healthy fetal growth and development.

Regardless of the reason for the risk, the specialists at Comprehensive Women’s OB/GYN provide outstanding high-risk obstetric care with a patient-focused attitude that makes you feel comfortable every time you visit.

Schedule a visit today for a pre-pregnancy evaluation to determine your level of risk. If you’ve already been diagnosed as high-risk, book an appointment with one of the Atlanta area’s top-rated high-risk pregnancy specialists. Call the Comprehensive Women’s OB/GYN office nearest you, or request your visit online.