Stage Guide

Your caring guide for every stage of pregnancy.

Every pregnancy has some degree of risk for complications, fetal abnormalities or maternal health problems. One of our goals at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine is to help you understand these potential problems and how they can affect you. In addition to the most informed care and most complete options for coping with these risks, we provide the caring and understanding you need during this important part of your life.

Here are a few of the problems that we diagnose and help manage:

Birth Defects – From Down's syndrome to genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease and more.
Preterm labor – Labor triggered prior to full-term development.
Preeclampsia/Toxemia – Problems with high blood pressure that can occur in the latter half of pregnancy.
Fetal growth restrictions – Abnormalities during pregnancy that can inhibit proper development of the fetus.
Open Neural Tube Defects – Incomplete brain and/or spinal cord growth, either spina bifida or anencephaly.
Amniotic Fluid Disorders – Problems that occur in the liquid surrounding the fetus.
Premature rupture of membranes – Early ruptures that can cause fluid loss or other problems.
Hypertension – Preexisting high blood pressure.
Diabetes – Occurring before pregnancy or as a result of it.
Thyroid Problems – Glandular disorders that can affect your health...and that of your baby.