What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?
January 30, 2017
Category: Health

When you are pregnant, it’s important that you find a doctor in which you can truly trust for the very best care.

The moment you find out you’re pregnant there is so much to think about. Of course, making sure you are getting the proper medical maternal fetal medicine specialistcare is paramount for both you and your unborn child. It can feel daunting to know where to turn but our Jackson, MS maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Robert Naef, III prides himself on providing the ultimate care for both mother and baby so that you can enjoy this wonderful moment in your life.

For women who find out that they are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, it can feel rather surprising. After all, this is supposed to be an exciting time. You shouldn’t have to spend your whole pregnancy worrying. That’s why our Jackson, MS maternal-fetal medicine doctor is here to help. We specialize in working with high-risk pregnancies to make sure that you and your baby get the care you both need to stay healthy.

What makes a pregnancy high-risk?

There are many factors that can affect a pregnancy including:

  • Preexisting health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Being obese or overweight (this can increase your chances for high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, etc.)
  • Multiple births
  • Maternal age (women who are in their teens, as well as women 35 or over are at an increased risk for high blood pressure and preeclampsia)

If any of these factors pertain to you or if your OBGYN has determined that your pregnancy is high risk they can refer you to Dr. Naef so that we can start monitoring and providing the best possible care that you need to have a healthy, happy pregnancy and to carry your child to term.

If you have questions about the services we provide or you need to schedule your first appointment call Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS at (601) 360-5651. We are here for you!