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High Risk Pregnancy

Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Rockwall, TX

Learning that you have a high-risk pregnancy creates uncertainty and concerns that need compassionate and experienced care. As a high-risk pregnancy specialist, Theresa Conyac, MD, FACOG, at Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology in Rockwall, Texas, provides exceptional prenatal care, devoting time to ensuring you receive comprehensive treatment and helping you navigate every aspect of your pregnancy. If you need a high-risk pregnancy doctor, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

You have a high-risk pregnancy when a health condition or other issues put the health of you or your baby at risk. The problem may occur before or during pregnancy, it could create the potential for complications during delivery, and it may be a problem with the mother, the baby, or both.

What pre-existing conditions cause a high-risk pregnancy?

The mother’s overall health and age affect her pregnancy and the health of her baby. Women younger than 17 and older than 35 have high-risk pregnancies because they have a greater chance of complications.

Numerous health conditions can affect your pregnancy, including:

  • STDs
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Problems with your heart, lungs, or kidneys
  • Chronic infections
  • Family history of miscarriages or high-risk pregnancy

If you have any of these conditions, schedule your prenatal care with Dr. Conyac to protect the well-being of your baby.

What high-risk conditions occur during pregnancy?

When any of these conditions occur during pregnancy, you have a high-risk pregnancy:

  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Anemia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy-related high blood pressure
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Placenta covers the cervix
  • Preeclampsia
  • Surrogate pregnancies

Women who want to undergo a vaginal trial of labor and vaginal birth after cesarean are also considered to have high-risk pregnancies.

How is a high-risk pregnancy treated?

Your customized treatment plan is designed to meet your needs and to support and treat the underlying condition responsible for your high-risk pregnancy. You’ll need more frequent prenatal care, so the team at Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology maps out your appointments at the start of your pregnancy. They’re also available if a sudden health issue occurs.

Prenatal care for a high-risk pregnancy includes:

  • Monitoring and ensuring the health of you and your child
  • Identifying all issues or concerns
  • Preventing additional issues during pregnancy
  • Treating all issues that increase your risk
  • Planning and providing what you need during the pregnancy
  • Preparing you for delivery

You may also need additional blood tests or more frequent ultrasound imaging to monitor your baby. From nutritional support to helping you with all the issues that affect your emotional and physical health, Dr. Conyac provides holistic care for your high-risk pregnancy.

For exceptional prenatal care for a high-risk pregnancy, call Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology or schedule an appointment online today.