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High Risk Pregnancy

Boro Park OB/GYN

OB-GYNs & Midwives located in Brooklyn, NY

Preparing to welcome a baby into your family is an exciting time, but women with a high-risk pregnancy can experience significant anxiety and fear. At Boro Park OB/GYN in Brooklyn, New York, you have access to physicians and midwives who specialize in multiple types of high-risk pregnancy and offer the support and guidance needed to help you reach your parenthood goals. Schedule an appointment to discuss your specific pregnancy needs and learn about customized treatment plans. Online scheduling is available to help you find a convenient appointment time.

High Risk Pregnancy Q&A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy indicates your medical team believes that you or your baby has an elevated risk of health problems. A high-risk pregnancy designation means you’ll require additional monitoring as you progress through your pregnancy.

Several factors can lead to a high-risk pregnancy designation. Any of the following can signify an elevated risk:

  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • History of miscarriage
  • Preeclampsia
  • Fetal genetic issues, including Down syndrome
  • Infections, including HIV, toxoplasmosis, and hepatitis C

How can I reduce the dangers associated with high-risk pregnancy?

The single most powerful step in reducing risk is attending all medical appointments and following the instructions provided by your physician or midwife. Make sure you ask questions and express concerns, then make every effort to adhere to your doctor’s advice.

You can take a proactive approach to reduce your risk level by doing the following:

  • Improve your diet
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Avoid smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Don’t consume alcohol at any point during your pregnancy

Adhere to your doctor’s advice regarding physical exertion at all stages of your pregnancy. Only take only those medications your doctor has prescribed or approved, and don’t add supplements or medications without their consent.

If bed rest is necessary, gather the support of friends and family to make it easier to stay off your feet.

When should I call the doctor during a high-risk pregnancy?

During your pregnancy, you should listen to the messages your body sends and never feel self-conscious about calling Boro Park with your concerns. You should get in touch with your doctor right away if you experience any of the following:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe belly or pelvic pain
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Severe headaches
  • Fever
  • Contractions that last for more than one hour
  • Sudden release of fluid
  • Ongoing lower back pain
  • Significant reduction in your baby’s movement

The staff at Boro Park OB/GYN offers comprehensive care for high-risk pregnancies. This practice features physicians who specialize in multiple births, gestational diabetes, and hypertension in pregnant women. Whatever your needs, you’re in good hands at Boro Park.