A high-risk pregnancy is one that puts both the mother and child at an elevated risk of complications at or before birth. At Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS Dr. Robert Naef, III specializes in helping with high-risk pregnancies. Extra care and attention are required, including more frequent visits to the doctor’s office. Find out more about maternal-fetal medicine and how you can improve your chances of having a healthy and happy pregnancy.
What Is Maternal-Fetal Medicine?
Also called MFM, maternal-fetal medicine puts the focus on treating conditions and preventing problems related to the healthy development of a growing fetus. MFM obstetricians are also concerned with ensuring the ongoing health and wellness of the mother during and after the pregnancy.
A Focus on High-Risk Patients
The team at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS concentrate on helping patients who have conceived and have high-risk pregnancies. Patients who fit this classification include:
- Women over age 35 or who are under the age of 18.
- Women who have had difficult pregnancies in the past.
- Mothers-to-be who have been diagnosed with a pregnancy complication, such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes.
- Patients who are expecting multiple babies (twins, triplets, etc).
- Patients who have an STD that could cause complications at birth (such as HIV or herpes) or another medical concern that’s being actively treated.
Dr. Naef at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine only treat women who are pregnant and fit the profile of having a high risk of complications. This does not include basic prenatal care or urinalysis tests. Patient care may include suggestions of specific changes to your medications and diet, preparations for C-section surgery or early labor, and working closely with your other physicians throughout the gestation period. Prenatal genetic testing may be recommended for some patients.
Get Dedicated, Highly Focused Help with Your Pregnancy
If you’ve recently conceived and are concerned about the health of your unborn child due to being a high-risk maternal patient, contact Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS for help. Call (601) 360-5651 or 844-360-5651 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Naef, III.