High-Risk Pregnancy

Increased health risks can occur during pregnancy due to a range of reasons including the age of moms-to-be, multiples pregnancy, fetal growth issues or gestational related diseases such as diabetes or hypertension. Bayhealth provides specialized diagnostic and treatment options for high-risk pregnancy care through our onsite Maternal-Fetal Medicine program.

Expertise with Bayhealth Maternal Fetal Medicine

Bayhealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides expert care for high-risk pregnancy cases. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, also known as perinatologists, are board-certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine to offer specialized clinical care in the diagnosis and treatment of both mother and fetus. Conditions that can affect the health of both mother and child may include:

  • Anemia
  • Cesarean delivery
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Miscarriage
  • Preterm labor or birth
  • Pregnancy induced high blood pressure or hypertension

High-Risk Pregnancy Factors

While healthy choices can positively impact the health of mother and child during pregnancy, lifestyle choices and health conditions can contribute to a high-risk pregnancy. Examples of risk factors include:

  • Age – mothers age 35 and older
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Chronic conditions
  • Complications
  • Medical history
  • Multiples pregnancy
  • Smoking

If you have questions about increased risks during pregnancy, please contact Bayhealth Maternal-Fetal Medicine at 302-744-6220.

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