How your MFM specialist can provide care during high risk pregnancy
There are many conditions which can cause you to have a high risk pregnancy. It’s important to think ahead if you believe you may be at high risk while pregnant. You should seek out the help of a maternal-fetal medical specialist like Dr. Robert Naef III at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS. He can provide you with comprehensive, reassuring care before, during and after your high risk pregnancy.
According to the Mayo Clinic, your age plays a significant factor if you are 35 years or older. Lifestyle issues like smoking and drinking alcohol can also affect your risk while pregnant. Also, issues which can place you in a high risk pregnancy category can include a history of:
- Prior Caesarian-section surgery
- Premature birth or low birth weight babies
- Genetic abnormalities
- Medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or epilepsy
- Multiple pregnancies
Dr. Naef wants to help you understand how to manage the risks and treatment for one of the most important events of your life. If you do have a high risk pregnancy, Dr. Naef can help you with care and treatment of:
- Maternal diabetes, thyroid problems and hypertension
- Preeclampsia and toxemia from high blood pressure
- Early labor before the full development of your baby
- Birth defects including Down’s syndrome and cystic fibrosis
- Genetic and neural tube abnormalities
Your Jackson doctor may suggest sono or 3D ultrasound to provide the most accurate imaging of your baby in the uterus to rule out any fetal abnormalities. He also may suggest amniocentesis which involves taking a fluid sample from your uterus sometime after your fifteenth week of pregnancy. Amniocentesis can help to determine if your child has certain serious genetic issues. These are just a few of the diagnostic techniques used by Dr. Naef to care for you and your baby.
Having a baby is one of the most important and memorable life events you will ever have. You owe it to yourself and your baby to receive the best care possible, especially if you have a high risk pregnancy. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Stop in and visit Dr. Robert Naef III at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS. You and your baby can depend on him to look after your high risk pregnancy needs, so call today!