Pregnancy is one of the most cherished moments in a woman’s life. However, it is also a moment of significant emotional and physical changes, some desirable and some undesirable. A high-risk pregnancy may make it challenging to remain stress-free when constantly worried about losing the pregnancy. Dr. Pamela Snook has years of experience in dealing with high-risk pregnancies and can monitor your pregnancy and ensure that you deliver a healthy baby without any complications.
When should you schedule your first prenatal visit?
As soon as you receive news that you are pregnant, you should schedule your first prenatal visit. However, your doctor may schedule your first prenatal appointment at least six weeks into the pregnancy. During your first appointment, your provider may conduct an ultrasound and a complete pelvic exam to ensure that your baby is healthy and develops in the uterus.
The first appointment also enables you to bond with your provider at Contemporary Women’s Care and express all the doubts and uncertainties you may have about your pregnancy.
The professional team at the facility ensures that you have a pleasant experience during your prenatal testing, lactation, and childbirth cases. Once you are prepared to conceive, the team offers exceptional medical supervision, counseling, medical care, and support to nurture and encourage you throughout the journey.
How can you know if you have a high-risk pregnancy?
Some women may have a higher risk of pregnancy complications even before conceiving, while others may develop complications in the middle of the gestation period. Your provider may use the information from your physical exam and medical history to determine the underlying causes of your pregnancy complications.
Factors that may indicate high-risk pregnancy are a family history of pregnancy complications, conceiving more than one baby at once, chronic disorders like diabetes and high blood pressure, and being a teenager or above 35 years old. Having a high-risk pregnancy does not necessarily imply that you will lose your baby.
The expert physicians at Contemporary Women’s Care will support and guide you through the entire journey, providing everything you need to deliver safely. In some cases, you may be aware of the likelihood of experiencing pregnancy complications, while in some, you may not be aware until your provider detects some abnormalities.
What complications are associated with high-risk pregnancies?
A high-risk pregnancy may jeopardize not only your unborn baby but also your life. Some of the complications you are likely to experience include:
- Preterm deliver
- Congenital disabilities
- Extremely high or low birth eight
- Bleeding excessively during delivery or labor
You may also develop high blood pressure during pregnancy, a condition medically known as preeclampsia. Some women may also experience eclampsia (seizure during pregnancy). Contemporary Women’s Care experts closely monitor you and your baby to ensure that such complications do not occur. The team is dedicated to providing that your joy is not short-lived by ensuring that you deliver safely.
For consultation and personalized care from the experts at Contemporary Women’s Care, call the office or book your spot online today.