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 work closely with you and your OB throughout your pregnancy and childbirth experience to ensure that everything is as safe and healthy as possible.
Who Would Benefit from a High-Risk Consultation?
There are many reasons a mom might benefit from a high-risk consultation.
- 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 conditions such as heart disorders and genetic conditions
- Mom’s medical conditions such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational or preexisting diabetes, liver or kidney disease, obesity or bariatric surgery, family history of genetic disorders, cardiac disease, thyroid disease and autoimmune conditions (i.e., lupus)
- Depression and other mental health conditions
- 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 offer an additional level of pregnancy and childbirth support, working with you and your obstetrician to ensure the very best care. Services offered include, but are not limited to:
- 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)
- Counseling about exposure to medications, radiation and possible toxins
- 20-week detailed assessment of fetal anatomy with genetic counseling
- Collaboration and co-management with your OB for your pregnancy care plan
- Evaluation and treatment of both maternal and fetal health complications
- Inpatient management of pregnancy complications
Who is on the Care Team?
The perinataologists (or maternal-fetal medicine doctors (MFM)) have received specialized trained in caring for high-risk pregnancies. Our doctors are supported by a team of nurses and technologists who are also uniquely qualified to care for mothers and babies in high-risk pregnancy. This team partners with your OB (who you also will continue to see throughout your pregnancy) to plan the safest pregnancy and delivery possible.
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 perinatologists or maternal-fetal medicine doctors have specialized training 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.