While no woman wants to hear the words “high risk” when it comes to her pregnancy, this designation is often precautionary and indicates that extra care is necessary. For patients in Irvine, California, that extra care comes at the hands of Morris Ahdoot, MD, an OB/GYN with extensive experience handling pregnancies of all kinds. If you fall into the high-risk category, Dr. Ahdoot is with you every step of the way. To learn more, call or schedule a visit using the online booking tool.
In its simplest definition, a high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy where the health of the mother or the child may be at a higher risk than usual. There are many reasons why you may be labeled high risk, and some are things you have no control over.
The following are the most common conditions that could put you into the high-risk category:
In addition to this list, if you’ve had any surgeries that may affect your reproductive health, Dr. Ahdoot will likely monitor you more closely.
Your care during a high-risk pregnancy depends upon what put you in the category in the first place. You should expect to visit Dr. Ahdoot more often than a normal prenatal care schedule dictates. During your visits, you may undergo more extensive testing, such as:
If you have a pre-existing health condition or chronic health problem, Dr. Ahdoot works with your healthcare provider to ensure that your health condition is stabilized during your pregnancy without potentially causing harm to you or your baby.
The simple answer to this is yes. While Dr. Ahdoot endeavors to make every pregnancy a relatively easy one, any pregnancy can develop complications such as:
Good prenatal care is important because it allows Dr. Ahdoot to monitor your pregnancy and increase his efforts, should any potential problem arise.
If you fall into the high-risk pregnancy group, call Dr. Ahdoot for expert guidance and care. You can also use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.