Signs that You Need to See Your Maternal-Fetal Specialist
January 29, 2019
Category: Women's health

Find out when you should turn to a maternal-fetal specialist in Jackson, MS, for care.

Whether you are planning to become pregnant or you are dealing with a high-risk pregnancy it’s important to understand when you should turn to a maternal-fetal specialist. If this is your first child then chances are good you’re going to have a lot of questions and you’ll want someone like our Jackson, MS, Dr. Robert Naef III who will listen attentively and provide you with personal attention.

Here’s when you should schedule an appointment with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist,

You are Having Trouble Getting Pregnant

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for more than a year it might be time to talk to us about fertility testing. If you are over the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for six months without success, this is also the time to turn to your doctor for an evaluation. Since infertility can get worse over time, it’s important to turn to a fertility specialist to find out what’s going on as soon as possible.

Your Pregnancy Test Came Back Positive

You just took an at-home pregnancy test and it came back positive. Congratulations! Of course, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with your OBGYN to confirm the pregnancy, determine a due date and to get your first ultrasound to make sure that both you and your baby are healthy. This first visit is important and it also gives you the opportunity to address any questions or concerns you might have.

You are a High-Risk Pregnancy

There are many reasons why a woman may go through a high-risk pregnancy. This includes,

  • Multiple births
  • Pre-existing conditions (e.g. diabetes; high blood pressure)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Age
  • Birth defects or genetic abnormalities

If you’ve been told that you are a high-risk pregnancy then our Jackson, MS, maternal-fetal specialist can provide you with the comprehensive care and services you need to maintain a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.

Here at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we’ve treated many pregnant women dealing with a variety of pre-existing health conditions and we offer top diagnostic technology and treatments to be able to monitor the health of both you and your baby to detect and address any issues as soon as possible.

At Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS, we provide comprehensive obstetric services to women who are dealing with high-risk pregnancies. We will work with your current OBGYN to make sure that you and your baby are getting the proper care you need throughout your pregnancy.