High-Risk Pregnancy Benefits from High-Risk Pregnancy Experts in Marietta

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“High-risk pregnancy” is one of the scariest phrases you can hear. No parent wants to battle the inherent dangers of a high-risk pregnancy. Unfortunately, for some mothers-to-be, this is real life for various reasons. Having an OB/GYN you can trust and who is experienced in high-risk pregnancy care can make an enormous difference in how you proceed throughout your pregnancy and can often greatly reduce any potential harm. Here are some of the types of high-risk pregnancy conditions that are possible and can be helped through expert help.

Gestational Diabetes

Some pregnant women develop gestational diabetes, causing raised blood sugars for mom and baby. We test for gestational diabetes between the 26th and the 28th weeks of pregnancy. If issues are discovered, we can work with mom to lower those blood sugars and keep them down, protecting the baby until birth. Many times, gestational diabetes resolves itself after the baby is born.

Gestational Hypertension

When blood pressure rises in the second half of pregnancy, it’s time to keep a closer eye on things. If the blood pressure rises and the body exhibits high levels of proteins in the urine, pre-eclampsia or toxemia becomes a problem. Pre-eclampsia can quickly become life-threatening for both mom and baby and needs to be treated, or it can develop into eclampsia, which can cause seizures, coma or even death for mom and baby.

Multifetal Pregnancies

Any time a woman is carrying more than one fetus, it’s important to have a high-risk pregnancy specialist working closely throughout the pregnancy, so everyone stays healthy.

Incompetent Cervix

Sometimes during pregnancy, the cervix will begin to open before the baby is ready to be born. Left untreated, an incompetent cervix can lead to a miscarriage or premature birth.

These are just a few pregnancy conditions that call for a high-risk pregnancy expert as an OB/GYN. Having a specialist caring for expectant mothers and their babies can make the difference between life and death. With a specialist, you can be confident your OB/GYN knows how to treat any problems that arise and give you the very best outcome for your pregnancy.

Marietta OB/GYN in Marietta has high-risk pregnancy experts on staff to treat your high-risk pregnancy from start to finish. To set an appointment for a consultation, please click here or call (770) 422-8505.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.