High Risk Pregnancy

Preconception Counseling with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

Preconception Counseling with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

Every person should be thinking about their health because about 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. The goals of preconception counseling are to improve maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes by optimizing health and address modifiable risk factors.

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Is Having A Baby Over 35 As Risky As We Thought?

Is Having A Baby Over 35 As Risky As We Thought?

I’ll never forget when I first saw the term on my medical record: “Elderly Multigravida.” There it was, like a death sentence, confirming all my worst fears: I was old, and dying of something very, very grave.

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Reasons to See a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Prior to Getting Pregnant

Reasons to See a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Prior to Getting Pregnant

Every person should be thinking about their health because about 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. The goals of preconception counseling are to improve maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes by optimizing health and address modifiable risk factors.

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How to Preserve Meaningful Relationships During a High-Risk Pregnancy

How to Preserve Meaningful Relationships During a High-Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy can affect the lives and well-being of your partner, children and even extended family and friends. When your primary focus becomes nurturing the tiny life inside of you, it can become overwhelming to try to nurture the relationships with those around you.

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What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

It’s official. More women are now having babies after age 35 than ever before. The “advanced maternal age” woman is becoming more and more the typical patient rather than the unicorn she once was.

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Janet Jackson pregnancy: Is it safe at 50?

Janet Jackson pregnancy: Is it safe at 50?

Janet Jackson officially acknowledged her first pregnancy Wednesday at age 50. More women are holding off pregnancy until 35 or older, so we had some questions about the risks involved in getting pregnant at “advanced maternal age.”

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4 Tips For Coping After a Traumatic Pregnancy or Birth Experience

4 Tips For Coping After a Traumatic Pregnancy or Birth Experience

For most women, pregnancy is a blissful time. Many women enjoy their growing belly and bask in the glow of a new life they are creating while they plan for a birth experience that feels empowering and in-line with their values and wishes.

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What You Should Know About Having a High-Risk Pregnancy

What You Should Know About Having a High-Risk Pregnancy

Some women lament over the fact that they have been told they are high-risk, some women simply accept it and react appropriately, and some shout it from the mountain tops sharing every detail of what complications they are having with anyone who will listen.

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The Top 5 Thoughts of Women Pregnant After Age 35

The Top 5 Thoughts of Women Pregnant After Age 35

The age at which women have their first child continues to increase. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the first birth rate for women aged 40-44 has doubled since 1990 and the rate for women age 35-39 has increased six-fold since the 1970s!

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What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

It’s official. Women have babies after age 35 and MORE women are having babies after age 35 now than ever before. The “advanced maternal age” woman is more becoming a typical patient rather than the unicorn that she once was.

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