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what does a high-risk pregnancy specialist do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
OB: Assesses, treats, monitors women with high risk pregnancies.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is a high risk pregnancy?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Pregnancy w/illness: Pretty much anything out of the ordinary will make your pregnancy high risk. This includes being 35 or older, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, fibroids, previous cesarean section, thyroid disease, heart disease, sickle cell anemia, previous stillborn, history of preterm labor, and the list goes on. Your OB will take care of you with the help of a perinatologist to keep you and your baby safe.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some complications may require visits with a perinatologist or extra testing in the early part of pregnancy. Many may require special weekly monitoring of the baby during the final 2 months of pregnancy and delivery prior to the actual due date.
Jan 1, 2012
CA
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can I do to not get high risk pregnancy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good general health: Godd general health habits, such as a balanced diet, exercise, normal weight maintenance(bmi), and avoidance of risky behaviours such as alcohol/drugs in pregnancy. Other medical causes of high risk pregnancies cannot always be avoided such as high blood pressure , thyroid dysfunction, and diabetes when they are already present when pregnancy occurs.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What care can I get for high risk pregnancy with medicaid?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Excellent: At most hospitals and practices that take medicaid, you will get the best care. Most people do not care what insurance you have. They do what is best for you and the baby.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I'm planning on moving. Where can I find information about high risk pregnancy, hospitals, mfm doctors, nicus?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Info: One good source would be on the smfm website. It lists mfm's in your new area. That will help you choose hospitals with adequate resources for your care. The site is smfm.Org.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why would a doctor not accept someone who is high risk pregnancy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
High risk pregnancy: Perhaps the physician does not feel competent to care for women with high risk pregnancies. Or they may not want to assume the risk in caring for someone with a high risk pregnancy.

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