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High Risk Pregnancy

FemmPro OB/GYN

Obstetrics & Gynecology & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Garden City, NY & North Massapequa, NY

If your pregnancy is high risk, a caring, experienced, and dedicated care team is key to your health and your baby's health. For the best care, turn to FemmPro OB/GYN, with locations in Garden City and North Massapequa, New York. The practice offers personalized care plans for high-risk pregnant mothers that include your appointments, emergency plans, and more. It also offers support throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Over the course of the past 30 years, FemmPro OB/GYN has successfully delivered over 10,000 babies. Trust the experts. Book your consultation online via ZocDoc or over the phone today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is considered a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy that presents a high risk of life-threatening complications for the mother or baby. Some women will have a high-risk pregnancy no matter what due to pre-existing conditions, while other people encounter unexpected risks as their pregnancies progress. 

Who is most likely to have a high-risk pregnancy?

Your pregnancy is more likely to be high risk if you are:

  • A young teenager or an adult over age 35
  • Overweight or obese
  • Pregnant with multiple babies

Your pregnancy may also be high risk if you have:

  • A history of high-risk pregnancy
  • Chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or HIV
  • A history of uterine or abdominal surgeries

Also, you may face complications, and your baby is at a higher risk for birth defects if you participate in certain lifestyle choices, such as cigarette smoking, alcohol use, and illicit drug use.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go through your journey alone. If your pregnancy is high risk, you plan on getting pregnant, and fall into one of the high-risk categories, FemmPro OB/GYN is ready to support you with a highly specialized care plan just for you.

What does a high-risk pregnancy care plan include?

Your customized high-risk pregnancy care plan includes a mixture of useful information and instructions, including:

  • A schedule of regular checkups
  • A plan of what to do in an emergency
  • Activity instructions
  • Diet recommendations 

Activity instructions outline activities that FemmPro OB/GYN wants you to participate in during your pregnancy for your health and your baby's health, such as bed rest, childbirth classes, special diets, and the like.

Diet recommendations vary, but they generally detail how you can maintain a diet rich in iron, folic acid, calcium, and protein. In order to help you reach optimal levels, the practice may also recommend that you take a daily prenatal vitamin.

Pregnancy is a transformative time in life. If you’re anxious about your high-risk pregnancy, reach out to FemmPro OB/GYN for bespoke services and support. Schedule your consultation today online via ZocDoc or over the phone.