How can I check out hospitals for a high risk pregnancy?

ASK. Asking your obgyn is the best way. He will be able to tell you which hospitals in your area handle high risk pregnancies. He probably would be able to deal with most pregnacies as long as they are confortable with what is actually making the pregnancy high risk.

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Where can I find information about high risk pregnancy treatment at different hospitals?

Health Info line. Most hospitals have a health information telephone number to call. Patient services, education services, or a women's health info line may also be available. As a last resort you can call labor and delivery at the hospital and a clerk or the charge nurse can direct you to the appropriate area.

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

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.
Medical Society. Most towns have a medical society which is familiar with the local docs or resources. You can also call any local hospital or better yet, ask an l & d nurse whom she'd use. Other options include phone directories, web-sites, or see if your current doc knows someone. Acog also has a doctor "finder" feature which is helpful to find a board-certified doc. Good luck.

My fiance has a high risk pregnancy. We went to an appointment to have an ultrasound and a check up done with our baby. We were told the baby has possible excess tissue on the back of the neck and possible hernia. She is ten weeks pregnant and the doctor

Unfortunately. Unfortunately I am unable to give you any information on survival rates without knowing more information. Based on what is in your post, excess tissue on the back of the neck could be a sign of down's syndrome; the hernia depending on where it is carries different risks. I would like to take this opportunity to use your case as a lesson for yourself/fiance and others. Never leave a doctor's appointment with unanswered questions. You have a right to have all your questions answered and everything explained to you in detail. If the ultrasound tech. Gave you that information you need to call the doctor right away and ask forn an explanation. Make an appointment, call on the phone, write a letter. Do whatever you have to do to get answers. Best of luck.
More info. Sounds like you are getting info from your ob. If the hernia is a diaphragmatic hernia, it could be serious. You may want to inquire about the hernia further, and ask about its location, and effect or possible effects at birth.

Wife jus told she has this considered a "high risk" pregnancy?

Need to Ask Why. If you are not clear, you need to ask the doctor what the concerns are. There are many variables that create this situation often regarding mom's health.
Common label. This is not a very helpful label. It is randomly applied to anyone with even a remote increase in associated problems during pregnancy, labor & or delivery. It is applied to anyone with a past premi, is over 35, has high blood pressure whether or not it is controlled, has diabetes of pregnancy. Etc. It is not an implication that terrible things are expected. It alerts the staff to stay alert.

If I have a high risk pregnancy is it ok to walk thirty minutes a day?

How high-risk? Why? A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise. That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk.
It depends. It depends on the nature of the high risk condition, but usually pregnant women are encouraged to walk during pregnancy.
Yes generally. Only avoid this type of exercise in the following cases: baby not growing enough, blood pressure too high (or both), prone to falls, climate too hot or too cold for pregnancy, bedrest has been prescibed by physician. In all other cases half an hour of walking daily is a great advice for pregnant women!

What are the risks of a high risk pregnancy from antiphospholipid?

APLAs. The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy.
Many and severe. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is very rare but very severe when it occurs during pregnancy. It can lead to fetal loss, poor fetal growth, severe preeclampsia, require preterm birth and cause maternal thromboembolism, stroke or even death from coagulation disorders. Maternal-fetal medical care is required at experienced hands.