High Risk Pregnancy in Chula Vista, CA

Specialized Care for Women With Preeclampsia & Other Pregnancy Related Health Conditions

Perinatology is a subspecialty of obstetrics that is concerned with the care of the fetus during high-risk pregnancies. Women who are a higher risk of developing problems or complications during pregnancy are often sent to a perinatologist to ensure the pregnancy is as healthy as possible.



What Increases the Chance of a High-Risk Pregnancy?

Conditions that result in a pregnancy being considered high risk include:

  • Preeclampsia – Preeclampsia is when a pregnant women has dangerously high blood pressure and large amounts of protein in her urine. The condition typically occurs around week 32 of pregnancy. A perinatologist will be able to help a woman suffering from preeclampsia stay healthy throughout the remaining weeks of her pregnancy.
  • Preterm Labor – Preterm labor is when labor starts between weeks 20 – 37. The earlier the delivery, the greater the chance the baby€™s organs will be underdeveloped. Preterm labor is often stopped with medications and women are usually allowed limited mobility until after week 37.
  • Slowed growth for the baby – Fetal growth restriction can be caused by placental abnormalities and hypertension during pregnancy.
  • Maternal age – If a woman is under 17 or more than 35, they are at a higher risk of pregnancy complications and will be monitored throughout pregnancy.
  • Weight – If a person is classified as underweight or obese, a pregnancy can be considered high-risk and dangerous. Please check with your physician prior to trying to conceive in order to ensure you€™re at a healthy weight for pregnancy.

Perinatologist in Chula Vista, CA 

The board-certified physician at Kamali OBGYN assists women in every phase of their high-risk pregnancy. Call  619-271-2700 to schedule an appointment today.