You are at a higher risk of developing complications before, during and after pregnancy if you have diabetes, a heart condition, hypertension or another health problem.
Desert Care Network’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Center is staffed by perinatologists who work together with your personal obstetrician/gynecologist to ensure a high level of care for you and your baby. The center uses technologies such as ultrasound to screen and monitor women with conditions that could impact their pregnancies. It also offers genetic screening and counseling.
Among conditions that can put you and your baby at high risk during pregnancy are:
Gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes
Gestational hypertension (high blood pressure) that can lead to pre-eclampsia
A multiple pregnancy
Pregnancy after the age of 30
Preterm labor, or labor that begins before the 37th week of pregnancy
Too much or too little amniotic fluid
Complications involving the placenta
You can find out more about the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center and what it can offer you by calling (800) 491-4990.
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