High Risk Pregnancy

Obstetrics and Gynecologist in West Houston, TX
High Risk Pregnancy

If you have existing health issues like diabetes or heart disease that make your pregnancy high-risk, you can find comprehensive care at Elite Women’s Care Center. The board-certified OB/GYNs have extensive experience guiding women through all stages of a high-risk pregnancy. They provide high-quality prenatal care, including ultrasounds, lab work, and customized labor and delivery plans. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a high-risk pregnancy consultation or book an appointment online today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy describes any pregnancy where the health of the mother or unborn baby is at particular risk for complications. Risks can stem from existing health issues such as diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure) in the mother or developmental issues in the fetus.

Factors that can make your pregnancy high-risk include:

  • Obesity
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Being over 35
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Carrying twins or other multiples

Elite Women’s Care Center offers comprehensive, high-quality care for adolescent girls and adult women with high-risk pregnancy concerns.

How do I know if my pregnancy is high-risk?

As soon as you suspect or know you’re pregnant, schedule an evaluation at Elite Women’s Care Center. The experienced gynecologists offer in-office testing to confirm your pregnancy and review your personal and family medical histories.

They also complete comprehensive physical and pelvic exams to identify any issues requiring high-risk pregnancy care. Your evaluation may also include an ultrasound and other diagnostic tests to assess your overall health and the health of your pregnancy.

If you have factors that make your pregnancy high-risk, the providers customize a prenatal care plan that helps ensure a safe pregnancy and complication-free labor and delivery.

What can I expect from high-risk pregnancy care?

Women with high-risk pregnancies receive the same quality prenatal care as women with low-risk pregnancies.

However, the Elite Women’s Care Center physicians may recommend that you schedule more frequent office visits so they can closely monitor you and your baby’s health. For instance, your provider may want to see you every two weeks instead of scheduling monthly prenatal visits.

High-risk pregnancy care may also involve more ultrasounds and lab work to evaluate your health and your baby’s development. The providers keep you informed of any testing you might need throughout your pregnancy.

As you near your due date, the physicians discuss your options for labor and delivery. They can determine if you can have a vaginal birth or need specialized childbirth services like a Cesarean section (C-section). The providers also offer after-care services following your delivery to support you and your baby.

Call Elite Women’s Care Center to learn more about the available high-risk pregnancy services, or book a consultation online today.