Complications during pregnancy can be unsettling, but specialized prenatal care can minimize health risks and help put your mind at ease. Wanda Torres, MD, FACOG, and the experienced team at Suncoast Women’s Care in Trinity, Florida & Tampa, Florida, have the training and expertise to provide exceptional high-risk obstetrics through pregnancy, labor, and delivery. To learn more, call the office today, or schedule a consultation online.
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when complications arise that can threaten the health or life of the mother and/or the baby. Any pregnancy can become high-risk at any point; when certain conditions or risk factors are known to be present, high-risk obstetric care can address concerns and minimize some of the impacts on both maternal and fetal health.
You’re more likely to have a high-risk pregnancy if you’re over the age of 35, or if you have certain health conditions before you become pregnant. These include:
You may also have a high-risk pregnancy if you develop one of the following conditions during your pregnancy.
Multiple births, i.e., twins, triplets, etc. have a higher risk for most of these complications than does a singleton pregnancy.
Diagnostic testing is the only way to identify many complications, but if you have any of the following symptoms, you should contact Suncoast Women’s Care for an exam.
If you experience heavy bleeding or bleeding accompanied by severe cramps, call your doctor immediately. If your doctor isn’t available right away, you should go to the emergency room.
The experts at Suncoast Women’s Care have specialized training to provide high-quality care for high-risk pregnancies. High-risk obstetrics requires careful monitoring, specialized testing, and a hospital delivery setting.
High-risk obstetric care at Suncoast Women’s Care may include:
In some cases, a C-section is necessary for pregnancies that are at risk of complications during labor and delivery.
To learn more about high-risk obstetric services, call Suncoast Women’s Care, or schedule an appointment online.