When you’ve been told your pregnancy is high risk, it is important that you have a doctor you can trust. Dr. Anthony Caruso of A Bella Baby OBGYN has 20 years of experience in caring for women and babies of high-risk pregnancy. Whether by offering you high-quality care or connecting you with other specialists, Dr. Caruso takes your well-being seriously. For a consultation regarding your high-risk pregnancy, call or book an appointment online today.
High Risk Pregnancy Q & A
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A pregnancy that is high risk has significant potential for complications for mother, baby, or both. A high-risk pregnancy requires close monitoring and possibly consultation with a fetal-maternal specialist to ensure best outcomes for mother and baby.
Your pregnancy may be high risk if you had pre-pregnancy conditions, including:
- Advanced age
- Heart conditions
- Genetic disorders
- High blood pressure
You may also develop complications during your pregnancy that may cause you to be at higher risk, including:
- Fetal complications
- Abnormal placental position
When your pregnancy is considered high risk, it is important that you follow the guidance of Dr. Caruso and your fetal-maternal specialist. Dr. Caruso and his staff understand that having a high-risk pregnancy can be difficult and offer compassionate care throughout the process of your pregnancy and delivery.
What lifestyle choices might contribute to a higher-risk pregnancy?
Dr. Caruso strives to help women prepare well for their future pregnancies by encouraging them to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Pre-pregnancy lifestyle habits that could contribute to a high-risk pregnancy may be:
- Excessive alcohol use
- High sodium diet
- Unprotected sexual activity
If these habits are part of your pre-pregnancy lifestyle, Dr. Caruso gives you the support you need to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. Improvement of these habits can help lower your risk for preterm labor, birth defects, and pre-eclampsia.
What can I do to decrease my risks if I have a medical condition?
If you know you have a condition that may cause complications for your pregnancy, you can do a number of things to decrease your risk. You begin with a pre-pregnancy consultation with Dr. Caruso, who directs you in specific ways that you can prepare well in advance of conception.
Proactive approaches to diminishing your pregnancy risks once you are pregnant include:
- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Getting plenty of rest
- Contacting your primary care physician
- Beginning prenatal care immediately
Dr. Caruso works closely with your medical doctor and your fetal-maternal specialist to ensure you are as safe as possible throughout your pregnancy.
For a consultation with Dr. Caruso regarding your high-risk pregnancy, call or book your appointment online today.