High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Midatlantic OBGYN

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Centreville, VA & Leesburg, VA

If you have existing health issues that affect your pregnancy, you can find specialized high-risk pregnancy care at Midatlantic OBGYN. At their offices in Leesburg and Centreville, Virginia, the obstetrics team offers comprehensive care for you and your unborn baby to ensure a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. If you have a history of gestational diabetes or are a pregnant teenager, call the Midatlantic OBGYN office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy describes any pregnancy where new or existing health issues affect either the mother’s health or the growth and development of the baby or may increase risk factors for a preterm delivery.

You may have a high-risk pregnancy if you’re older than 35 or younger than 17. Other common reasons a pregnancy is considered high-risk include:

  • Lupus
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple babies
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • High blood pressure
  • Previous difficulties during pregnancy

The team at Midatlantic OBGYN offers comprehensive, customized care for high-risk pregnancies to support you throughout the time of your pregnancy, as well as during labor and delivery.

What kind of care will I receive for a high-risk pregnancy?

The obstetrics team at Midatlantic OBGYN offers a variety of services that focus on your health as a mother and the healthy development of your baby.

You can expect to receive routine exams that monitor your baby’s growth, and you may need to visit the office more frequently than a pregnant woman without any risk factors.

Your OB/GYN may also recommend additional diagnostic testing, such as 3D and 4D ultrasound and fetal nonstress testing, to ensure you and your baby are healthy throughout pregnancy. Certain tests may be necessary if you have underlying health issues, like diabetes or high blood pressure, to confirm your condition is well-controlled with your current treatment and not interfering with your pregnancy.

The team at Midatlantic OBGYN also offers in-office services that focus on:

  • Preterm birth
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Fetal complications
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • In-vitro fertilization pregnancies

The experienced physicians also offer resources for pregnancy loss.

What services are available for high-risk pregnancies during labor and delivery?

At Midatlantic OBGYN, the obstetrics team works closely with you on a birth plan in the months leading up to your expected delivery date. They can assist you with either a natural birth or a cesarean section (C-section) based on your needs. The physicians also specialize in vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).

The obstetrics experts are also skilled in assisting you if you go into early labor, working to prevent premature delivery and ensuring you and your baby’s health is the top priority.

To find out more about the services available for a high-risk pregnancy, call the Midatlantic OBGYN office nearest you or request an appointment online now.