Why Obstetric Care is Important for You and Your Child
August 27, 2019
Category: Women's health
Tags: Obstetric Care  

Find out how our maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Jackson, MS, can help you.

Finding out you’re pregnant can be an exciting time, but what happens if you find out that you have a high-risk pregnancy? There are many Pregnancy-Ultrasound(factors contributing factors, like pre-existing conditions, older age, and multiple births. Luckily, our very own Dr. Robert Naef, III provides comprehensive care to women with high-risk pregnancies to ensure a healthy and safe delivery.

What can cause a high-risk pregnancy?

There are several factors involved in determining whether a pregnancy is a high risk. Some of these factors include,

  • Pre-existing health problems such as diabetes or hypertension

  • Carrying more than one baby

  • Being overweight or obese

  • Being in your teens or being 35 years old or over

  • Habits such as smoking, drinking or using recreational drugs

A high-risk pregnancy simply means that there is an increased chance of problems for the mother or the baby during pregnancy or labor. There are also certain infections or health concerns that can arise during pregnancy that make it high risk. It’s important to understand that while the term high-risk is stressful, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a problem will occur. However, by visiting our Jackson, MS, maternal-fetal medicine doctor for regular checkups, we can help prevent issues or at least detect them early on.

How often should I come in for obstetrical care?

Our maternal-fetal medicine team will want to keep a close eye on you during your pregnancy to make sure that if a problem does surface that it’s caught right away. Depending on your health and the issues behind your high-risk pregnancy, your Jackson maternal-fetal medicine doctor determines how often you should come in for checkups.

What services does the Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine offer?

We offer a full range of obstetrics and specialized treatments and testing to monitor the health of both you and your baby. We handle a variety of high-risk pregnancy cases such as,

  • Birth defects

  • Multiple Births

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes (both gestational and pre-existing)

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Fetal growth abnormalities

  • Pre-term labor

  • Amniotic fluid disorder

We also offer a range of diagnostic testing such as,

  • High-resolution ultrasounds

  • Echocardiography

  • 1stand 2nd trimester screenings

  • Amniocentesis

  • 3D/4D sonography

  • Genetic counseling

Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, MS, is here to provide expectant mothers with the individualized care they require for high-risk pregnancies and special cases. Contact our office today to find out more about the obstetrical care we offer. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Naef, III, call (601) 360-5651.