If your pregnancy is classified as high-risk due to your age or certain gynecological health conditions, you’re in good hands with board-certified doctor Kevin Hooker, MD, at Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He provides the most advanced obstetric care to patients of all ages, including low and high-risk pregnancies. Call to learn more or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Hooker.
A high-risk pregnancy threatens the health of a mother or her unborn baby and requires specialized care from highly trained obstetrics providers.
Your pregnancy may be high-risk if you:
If your pregnancy is high-risk, you can still have a healthy, full-term pregnancy. You may require frequent monitoring from Dr. Hooker, especially if you have a pre-existing health condition or require special tests to rule out genetic abnormalities and problems with fetal development.
Dr. Hooker lets you know which special tests, if any, you’ll require during a high-risk pregnancy.
These tests may include:
During amniocentesis, your provider takes a sample of amniotic fluid from your uterus. A chorionic villus sampling procedure involves removing a sample of cells from your placenta. Dr. Hooker takes a sample of umbilical cord blood for testing during cordocentesis.
He goes over the risks and benefits associated with specialized tests to determine which, if any, are a good match for you.
Ask Dr. Hooker about 3D and 4D ultrasounds to view your unborn baby.
There are several things you can do to keep pregnancy risks as low as possible. Achieve or maintain a healthy weight before becoming pregnant, don’t drink alcohol or smoke during pregnancy, avoid or seek treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and manage chronic diseases.
Regardless of your pregnancy risk level, call Dr. Hooker at any sign of a pregnancy complication, such as:
When you’re ready to receive top-quality care from a team of providers who specialize in high-risk pregnancies, call Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care today or book an appointment online.