Experienced & Compassionate High-Risk Pregnancy Care
The term “high-risk pregnancy” can bring expectant families a lot of anxiety during a time they expected to feel joy and excitement. This designation, however, just means that our team of experts will more closely follow your pregnancy and childbirth experience to ensure that everything is as safe and healthy as possible.
What is High Risk?
There are many reasons a pregnancy might be considered high-risk.
- Mom’s age is over 35 or younger than 17
- Health history of multiple miscarriages, premature birth or preterm labor
- The pregnancy includes multiples (twins, triplets or more!)
- Cervical insufficiency and cerclage
- Fetal medical condition: such as heart disorders, genetic conditions
- Mom’s medical conditions such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational or preexisting diabetes, liver or kidney disease, bariatric surgery, family history of genetic disorders, maternal cardiac disease, autoimmune conditions (i.e., lupus)
- Abnormal antenatal screenings for chromosomal abnormalities
- In vitro fertilization
- Problems with the placenta such as placental insufficiency or placenta previa or abruption
For nearly 70 years, Rose Babies staff and doctors have been dedicated to creating the safest, most meaningful experience for every family.
What Services Does Rose Offer for High-Risk Pregnancy Care?
Our expert team of maternal/fetal medicine doctors, specialized nurses and support staff coordinate all aspects of your care, including diagnosis, treatment and follow up.
- 1st trimester ultrasounds for congenital abnormalities and genetic screening
- Detailed diagnostic ultrasound (discuss medical necessity with your provider)
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
- Fetal echocardiography
- Fetal heart monitoring (non-stress test)
- 20-week detailed assessment of fetal anatomy with genetic counseling
- Evaluation and treatment of both maternal and fetal health complications
- Inpatient management of pregnancy complications
Who is on the Care Team?
At the Rose Center for Maternal-Fetal Health, you will have the confidence of knowing you are being treated by one of our highly experienced clinicians dedicated to helping guide you to the healthiest pregnancy possible. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists (perinatologists) are specially trained in caring for mothers who are experiencing higher than normal risk for complications during pregnancy.
Will My Baby Need to Go to the NICU?
With a high-risk pregnancy, it’s possible that your baby will require a stay in our Level III NICU after birth. We are affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and are experienced in caring for babies with many different needs. Your doctor will discuss the specifics of your plan with you during your pregnancy.