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High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

WHASN Meadows

Obstetrics & Gynecology & General Surgery located in Las Vegas, NV

A high-risk pregnancy requires extra care from your obstetrics team. The experienced providers at WHASN Meadows, with 19 offices in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, provide support for a high-risk pregnancy to prevent complications and help you deliver with minimal stress. Call today to set up an appointment, or use the online tool to book.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy with an increased risk of complications for the mother or baby. When a pregnancy is deemed high risk, you need extra care from your OB/GYN providers to ensure any health problems, or potential health problems, are managed. 

The providers at WHASN are ready to support you on your pregnancy journey and can develop a highly specialized care plan just for you.

How do I know if my pregnancy is high risk?

Your pregnancy may be deemed “high risk” due to your age or preexisting conditions. Here are common reasons for a high-risk pregnancy:

  • A mom that is 35 or older or 17 or younger
  • A preexisting condition in the mother, such as heart disease or lupus
  • A history of uterine or abdominal surgeries
  • Expecting multiples, such as twins or triplets
  • Problems with the baby’s development
  • Development of conditions in the mother, such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia
  • A history of high-risk pregnancy or recurrent miscarriages

If you smoke, use illicit drugs, or drink alcohol, you’re also considered a “high risk.” Being overweight or obese can also put you at risk of pregnancy complications.

What does a high-risk pregnancy care plan include?

The providers at WHASN Meadows customize your high-risk pregnancy care plan. They may recommend more frequent prenatal checkups and additional screenings and tests to check the health status of you and your baby.

You may also receive specific diet and activity recommendations. Your provider will review any medications you’re taking for a preexisting condition and make sure they pose no risk to your growing baby. If they do, alternative medications will be prescribed in conjunction with your other medical specialists.

A high-risk pregnancy care plan also includes details about labor and delivery. Your WHASN Meadows provider does everything possible to allow for a natural vaginal birth, unless you desire otherwise or if circumstances with you or the baby’s health require a cesarean section.

If you have health complications or an age that suggests your pregnancy might be high risk, contact WHASN Meadows today. Use this website or reach out via phone to set up an appointment.