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High Risk Pregnancy

RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Elmhurst, IL, Westchester, IL, Hinsdale, IL, Oak Park, IL & Addison, IL

If you had complications in a previous pregnancy or have underlying health issues that can affect your unborn baby, you may need specialized high-risk pregnancy care. At RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology, the obstetricians offer on-site solutions for a high-risk pregnancy. At their locations in Elmhurst, Addison, Westchester, Oak Park, and Hinsdale, Illinois, the medical team provides in-house blood testing, ultrasounds, and other diagnostic screening services. They also work closely with your specialists to ensure you enjoy a safe pregnancy and a healthy delivery. Schedule a high-risk pregnancy consultation online now or by calling the office nearest you.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy typically involves any situation where your health or the health of your baby is at risk throughout a pregnancy. Some of the most common reasons you receive a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis include:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Previous pregnancy complications
  • High blood pressure or other chronic condition

You may also be high-risk if you have diabetes, develop gestational diabetes, or if you’re carrying multiple babies.

Because of the factors involved in a high-risk pregnancy, special prenatal care is necessary to closely monitor you and your baby’s health. The RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology staff offers comprehensive care for pregnant mothers considered to be at high-risk.

What services are available for a high-risk pregnancy?

The RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology staff offers a variety of on-site services for high-risk pregnancies. Generally, you may expect to see your provider more frequently for evaluations and monitoring than other women not considered high risk.

You may need to have different types of screenings throughout your pregnancy, such as blood work or ultrasounds, to monitor your health and your baby’s growth and development. The team also provides on-site services like:

  • Ultrasounds
  • Genetic screenings
  • Fetal heart rate monitoring

Depending on your specific needs, your RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology provider customizes a treatment plan that focuses on preventing health complications, like preeclampsia, and preterm birth.

The staff at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology also work closely with other providers, like labor coaches and doulas, to establish a plan for labor and delivery of your baby.

The doctors can coordinate your pregnancy care with other specialists who are caring for your underlying health issues, such as your family doctor, therapist, or specialist.

Can I prevent a high-risk pregnancy?

While there are some factors, like genetics, that are out of your control when it comes to a high-risk pregnancy, you can work with the RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology team before becoming pregnant to reduce other risk factors.

The RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology team offers a variety of women’s health services to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy. 

During a visit, you can discuss the specific risk factors with your doctor that may interfere with a pregnancy and learn more about recommendations for lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking and eating better.

If you need expert care throughout a high-risk pregnancy, call RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology today or use the online booking system to schedule a consultation at the office nearest you.