High-risk pregnancies occur when certain medical conditions jeopardize your health or the health of your unborn baby. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), women with high-risk pregnancies receive specialized care from OB-GYNs who have advanced training in diagnosing and treating pregnancy complications and fetal conditions. These physicians are known as maternal-fetal medicine physicians or perinatologists.
Chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, increase a mother’s risk of pregnancy complications. Fetal conditions (those that affect unborn babies) also increase pregnancy risk. Fetal conditions are congenital, meaning that a child is born with them. Most fetal conditions occur for no known reason; however, some are inherited.
Our high-risk pregnancy care team is always by your side, providing you with: