Nothing is more important than protecting the health of women and their unborn babies throughout their pregnancy and delivery. For this reason, your pregnancy is labeled as a high-risk as soon as the identification of a concern occurs that could affect the health of you or your baby. As a trusted and highly-experienced gynecologist and obstetrician, Leon Baginski, MD, FACOG, provides exceptional prenatal care for women with a high-risk pregnancy. If you have any questions or concerns about a planned or current pregnancy, call the office in Mission Viejo, California, or schedule an appointment online.

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What is a high-risk pregnancy?

When you have a high-risk pregnancy, it means that Dr. Baginski has identified an issue that could put your health or the health of your baby at risk. The medical concern might affect your pregnancy, or it could cause a higher chance of problems during delivery.

The mother’s overall health also affects her unborn baby. That means you have a high-risk pregnancy if you receive a health condition diagnosis, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.

You also have a high-risk pregnancy if:

  • You’re 35 or older
  • You’re carrying twins or multiple babies
  • You previously delivered a baby born with birth defects
  • You previously delivered a low-birth-weight baby
  • You had an earlier premature delivery

What treatment will I receive during a high-risk pregnancy?

Throughout your prenatal care, Dr. Baginski closely watches you and your baby, which usually means you may need to go in for more check-ups than the typical prenatal schedule. You’ll also receive comprehensive care for any underlying health conditions.

Depending on the reason your pregnancy is a high risk, Dr. Baginski may recommend additional blood testing or more frequent ultrasound imaging to carefully monitor your developing baby.

Women with a high-risk pregnancy couldn’t ask for better care than the integrative approach taken by Dr. Baginski. He believes in treating the whole person, which means he’s concerned about every aspect of your emotional and physical health.

From nutritional recommendations to support your health to helping you with sleep problems and other pregnancy-related challenges, you can depend on Dr. Baginski to pay attention to all the health care needs of you and your baby, then provide natural alternatives that are safe and promote your wellness.

Will I need to get genetic testing?

The standard blood tests women receive during pregnancy routinely test for certain genetic conditions. But if you have a family history of genetic disorders or routine tests reveal any potential concerns, Dr. Baginski talks with you about the potential problem and your testing options.

The first step is always the least invasive option, so you may need a specialized ultrasound that targets the suspected problem. Beyond ultrasound, Dr. Baginski provides the information you need to make the best decision about other tests to detect genetic markers.

If you have any concerns about your pregnancy or need expert care for a high-risk pregnancy, call the office of Leon Baginski, MD FACOG, or schedule an appointment online.