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High Risk Pregnancy Doctor in New York, NY

The minute you learn you have a high-risk pregnancy, it’s hard to deal with the uncertainty and fear for the health of your baby.

During this time, you need to know you have the best medical care delivered by compassionate experts who understand your challenges. That’s the type of exceptional high-risk pregnancy care you’ll receive from the team at Rosh Maternal & Fetal Medicine. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, call their office in the Midtown East area of New York City, or schedule an appointment online for a high-risk pregnancy consult.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A


What is maternal and fetal medicine?


The doctors at Rosh Maternal & Fetal Medicine specialize in maternal and fetal medicine, which means they completed the additional education and training needed to become high-risk pregnancy experts.

Maternal and fetal medicine specialists are fully prepared to take care of the medical, surgical, obstetrical, and genetic complications that are possible during high-risk pregnancy. Their goal is to keep women with high-risk pregnancies as healthy as possible while providing the treatments needed to support babies until they’re born.


What is a high-risk pregnancy?


A high-risk pregnancy means you or your baby have a higher chance of complications during pregnancy or labor, or after delivery. You may have a chronic health condition that affects the health of your baby, or a health concern may arise for the first time during the pregnancy.

When you have a high-risk pregnancy from any cause, you’ll need extra care, such as more frequent prenatal visits and probably extra diagnostic tests or treatment. A variety of health conditions cause a pregnancy to be high-risk, including:

  • Mother aged 35 and older
  • Carrying multiple babies
  • Baby has birth defects
  • History of another baby with birth defects
  • Prior low birth weight baby or early delivery
  • Prior pregnancy complications
  • Underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid issues, or kidney disease


Can preconception care reduce your risk of having a high-risk pregnancy?


You can’t change your age, genetic issues, or problems that arose during previous pregnancies, but you may be able to prevent a high-risk pregnancy when it’s caused by an underlying health condition or dangerous lifestyle habits like smoking cigarettes.

Preconception care is designed to help you avoid a high-risk pregnancy. It begins with a checkup to identify the potential problem, then you’ll receive treatment to get the chronic disease under control.

It’s important to schedule preconception care well ahead of when you plan to become pregnant. Improving your health could take many months, depending on the underlying problem.


Will you receive special tests during a high-risk pregnancy?


Each woman receives customized care designed for her unique medical needs. However, most women with high-risk pregnancies undergo extra tests and procedures in addition to routine prenatal care. Some of the specialized services available include:

  • Targeted ultrasound and 3D or 4D ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Cordocentesis
  • Cervical length measurement
  • Cervical cerclage

Women with high-risk pregnancies can count on the experienced and compassionate care of the team at Rosh Maternal & Fetal Medicine. They’ve helped thousands of women safely deliver healthy babies.

Come visit your Manhattan OBGYN.