High Risk Pregnancy
Often, pregnancies have little or no complications. But if you or your baby are considered high-risk, you’ll get expert care from our multi-disciplinary team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
Your health and your baby’s health is evaluated before delivery with state-of the-art ultrasounds and diagnostic tests. You’ll get a care plan to help you manage any concerns you may have. We do everything possible to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your baby.
What is a high-risk pregnancy? You might be considered high risk as the result of a medical condition you had before you become pregnant. Or your pregnancy can become high risk if a medical condition develops during your pregnancy for either you or your baby.
Complications that lead to high risk include:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Rh disease
- Multiple gestation including twins of higher multiples
- Platelet and blood disorder including thrombocytopenia, sickle cell anemia, and thalassemia
- Recurrent pregnancy loss, including incompetent cervix
- Fetal abnormalities, including growth disorders, inherited disease, and structural malformations
- Abnormal bleeding
- Cardiac problems
Some of these complications can lead to preterm labor. Learn the signs of preterm labor, and talk to your obstetrician if you have concerns.
Download this brochure to learn more about preterm labor.
Quality, compassionate care for high-risk pregnancies.
Care begins with evaluation and consultation to identify risks and potential treatment options. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus samples, and umbilical cord blood samples may be performed. When appropriate, these services are also available:
- 3D/4D ultrasound
- Genetic diagnosis and ultrasound
- Fetal therapy
- Prevention and management of prematurity
- Transportation of high-risk maternity patients and newborns via helicopter equipped with mobile ICUs
- Pregnancy loss evaluation and treatment
- Perinatal hospice program
Who will care for you? Your care is co-managed by our board-certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians along with your Ob/Gyn and our multidisciplinary team. This team includes:
- Maternal-fetal medicine specialized nurses
- Genetic counselors
- Certified diabetic educators
- Dietitians and nutritionists
You’ll also have access to:
- Certified nurse midwives
- A perinatal social worker
- Lactation consultants
- Respiratory therapists
- Parent instructors
How can you get high risk care? Ask your obstetrician to refer you to Maternal-Fetal Medicine at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Or call us at 419-291-3604 to learn more.