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High-Risk Obstetrics

High-Risk Obstetrics services offered in Manhattan, New York and Westchester, New York

Learning you have a high-risk pregnancy can be stressful, but help is available from the team of women’s health specialists at NY Midtown OB/GYN. The practice is known for high-risk obstetrics care and proudly serves families in midtown Manhattan in New York City and the town of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York. Book your visit online or by phone today to explore services. 

High-Risk Obstetrics Q&A

What is high-risk obstetrics?

High-risk obstetrics is an area of focus within obstetric care that strives to support expectant mothers through high-risk pregnancies. If your NY Midtown OB/GYN provider advises you that high-risk obstetrics care is necessary, you don’t have to find a different practice to receive the additional support you need as you prepare for motherhood. 

There is no need to feel overly stressed about a high-risk pregnancy. With proper care, you can move through the phases of pregnancy with relative ease and look forward to a happy and healthy transition into parenthood. 

What might qualify a pregnancy for high-risk obstetrics care?

A high-risk pregnancy is one in which either the mother or child carries a higher-than-average risk of health problems. Many different things can make a pregnancy “high-risk.” During your early prenatal care visits, your obstetrician reviews your health history and performs screenings to determine your risk level.  

Some of the factors that can lead to a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Maternal age above 35
  • History of previous pregnancy complications
  • Carrying twins or other multiples
  • Maternal health problems like diabetes or hypertension
  • Lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcohol, or illegal drug use
  • Previous miscarriage or premature birth
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section 

Pregnancies that do not include these factors are considered “low risk” and usually do not require additional services beyond routine, comprehensive prenatal care. 

What kinds of services are available to support high-risk obstetrics cases?

Your high-risk obstetrics care depends on your unique set of needs. Not only are high-risk obstetrics services customized, they’re also adaptable and can shift and change to meet your real-time pregnancy needs. 

Some of the services you might benefit from during a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Targeted or specialized ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Prenatal cell-free DNA screening (cfDNA)
  • Fetal biophysical profile
  • Maternal medication management

Women who need high-risk obstetrics care can expect to remain under close monitoring as they move closer to their due date. In rare cases, providers will require hospitalization before going into labor. 

Each year, more than 50,000 pregnancies are deemed “high-risk.” If you are among those women, rest assured you’re in the best of hands at NY Midtown OB/GYN. If you have additional questions or concerns, booking a visit is fast and easy online or by phone.

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