Up to 8% of pregnancies may be classified as high-risk, which means the mother or baby has a higher than average chance of developing complications. At Perinatal Diagnostic Center & Women's Ultrasound in Thousand Oaks, West Hills, Mission Hills, and Ventura, California, Daryoush Jadali, MD, and his team of experienced staff offer expert and compassionate prenatal care services for high-risk pregnancies. Call Perinatal Diagnostic Center & Women's Ultrasound to schedule an appointment today.
A high-risk pregnancy has an increased chance of complications for you or your baby. While this sounds frightening, most high-risk pregnancies are healthy. You will have more frequent prenatal checkups and may need additional prenatal testing to allow Dr. Jadali and the team at Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Ultrasound to monitor your pregnancy closely.
Dr. Jadali specializes in providing prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies and offers customized guidance and support for you throughout your gestation. He can answer your questions and give advice to help you protect your health and the health of your baby.
Many factors can make your pregnancy high-risk including:
Some conditions, such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, which also make your pregnancy high-risk, develop during pregnancy, while others are present from day one.
You have more frequent prenatal appointments if your pregnancy is considered high-risk. Dr. Jadali provides a customized schedule, depending on your needs. At each appointment, Dr. Jadali monitors your weight, blood pressure, and abdominal growth.
You may have additional testing and scans at different points throughout your pregnancy, including:
Your prenatal appointments and extra perinatal diagnostic testing allow Dr. Jadali and the team at Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Ultrasound to monitor your health and offer expert medical treatments at the earliest signs of pregnancy complications.
While some of the factors that cause high-risk pregnancies are out of your control, you can take steps to improve and protect your health. For example, you should attend all your prenatal checkups and have the tests recommended by Dr. Jadali.
Additionally, you can eat a nutritious diet and avoid substances like tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs that could be harmful to your baby. Dr. Jadali can provide advice and support to help you make any necessary lifestyle adjustments.
Call Perinatal Diagnostic Center and Ultrasound to schedule a consultation today for expert prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies.