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High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Contemporary Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Plano, TX

With personalized, comprehensive prenatal care, you can have an entirely healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery if you’re high risk. The compassionate OB/GYNs at Contemporary Women's Care in Plano, Texas, offer customized high-risk pregnancy care so you and baby progress healthfully. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, request an evaluation online today. You can also call the clinic to book a prenatal appointment over the phone.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy means that you or your baby (or both) may be at risk of health complications at any point in your pregnancy, labor and delivery, or postpartum stages. Your pregnancy is considered high-risk if you:

  • Have chronic conditions, including diabetes and hypertension
  • Are pregnant with two or more babies
  • Previously had a C-section
  • Are age 35 or over
  • Smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol
  • Are under age 17

You may also have a high-risk pregnancy if you have uterine fibroids or other abnormal growths that could affect your womb. 

How often should I see my OB/GYN during a high-risk pregnancy?

If you know you may be high-risk and want to become pregnant, it’s important to visit your OB/GYN at Contemporary Women's Care before you become pregnant or as soon as you have a positive home pregnancy test so your provider can help you prevent complications, if it's possible.

You may also find out about potential concerns during your first prenatal exam, which means that you may need extra care throughout your pregnancy. In any case, once your OB/GYN confirms that you’re having a high-risk pregnancy, she generally wants you to check in once or twice a month for the first 28 weeks.

During weeks 28-36, you’ll likely need prenatal visits every two weeks. After that point, your OB/GYN at Contemporary Women's Care may schedule you for prenatal visits weekly until it’s time to deliver. 

What happens during high-risk pregnancy exams?

High-risk pregnancy exams are your one-on-one time with your dedicated OB/GYN at Contemporary Women's Care. This time allows you to go over all of your health concerns. Your doctor spends time evaluating you and your baby to ensure you’re both progressing healthfully. 

These prenatal visits may include advanced screenings, such as:

  • Amniocentesis 
  • Expanded lab tests
  • Biophysical profile 
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Specialized or targeted ultrasound

The team at Contemporary Women's Care works together to help you assemble your birth plan. They help you decide which options are best and educate you about alternative solutions if your ideal plans change. 

Book your high-risk pregnancy evaluation at Contemporary Women's Care today. Request an appointment using the online scheduling tool or call to speak with a team member directly.