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High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C.

OBGYNs located in Woodbury, MN

Carrying out a high-risk pregnancy can seem scary. However, with proper prenatal care, you can still have a healthy and safe delivery. The team of skilled physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, M.D.P.C., provides exceptional high-risk obstetric care that protects both you and your baby. If you have concerns about a high-risk pregnancy, schedule a consultation with one of the experts at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists. Call the clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota, today, or request an appointment online.

High Risk Pregnancy

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

Sometimes, during pregnancy, complications occur that may threaten the health and safety of you and/or your baby. While complications can arise at any time, some pre-existing conditions can increase the chance of complications. In this case, your pregnancy becomes classified as high-risk.

You can have a safe, healthy delivery even if your pregnancy is placed in this category. But it’s essential that you receive the appropriate prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. The experienced physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists have specialized training in prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies, and can help maintain health and safety for you and your baby through pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

What causes a high-risk pregnancy?

If you have one of the following health conditions before you become pregnant, your Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists physician may classify your pregnancy as high-risk:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes and other systemic illnesses
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Lung, kidney, or heart conditions
  • History of prior miscarriages
  • Certain genetic factors

Several conditions that can develop during the course of your pregnancy can also put you in the high-risk category. These include:

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Placenta previa
  • Low fetal weight
  • Fetal heart malformation
  • Premature labor

Your pregnancy is also considered high-risk if you’re carrying twins or triplets. If you’re over the age of 35, you’re more likely to have a high-risk pregnancy.

What is involved in high-risk prenatal care?

The outstanding team at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists provides attentive care for high-risk pregnancies. This includes diligent monitoring, such as:

  • Fetal genetic testing
  • More frequent prenatal visits
  • Additional maternal blood and/or urine tests
  • Frequent, comprehensive ultrasounds
  • Fetal heart-rate monitoring 

Depending on your condition, your physician may prescribe medications, recommend specific interventions, or suggest lifestyle changes, such as bed rest or dietary restrictions. If you need to deliver your baby via C-section, you can trust the caring experts at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists for a safe procedure. Your physician also can follow up on any conditions that continue into the postnatal period.

To learn more about high-risk prenatal care, or if you suspect your pregnancy may be high-risk, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation. Call the office today, or schedule an appointment online.