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Top 5 Questions to Ask a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

The specialists at Genesis OBGYN are proud to support Tucson, Arizona, women through their pregnancies. If you are considering meeting with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, here are the top five questions you’ll want to ask during your appointment. Contact us with any questions or if you’re ready to get started.

What Conditions Can Lead to a High-Risk Pregnancy?

At Genesis OBGYN, we have providers who are well-versed in high-risk pregnancies. If you are concerned about a high-risk pregnancy, our specialists can address these concerns and discuss a plan for your pregnancy that prioritizes the safety of you and your baby.

You should see a high-risk specialist if you experience the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • An autoimmune disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • A history of seizures
  • Issues with previous pregnancies

Additionally, if you are older than 35 or a younger teenager, your pregnancy may be considered high-risk. If you develop a condition or have a health concern during your pregnancy, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists can guide you through expectations, delivery, and answer all your questions.

What Can I Expect During My Pregnancy?

With high-risk pregnancies, you may need more follow-up appointments and monitoring compared to other pregnancies. You may also experience gestational diabetes or prolonged symptoms, such as nausea and high blood pressure. Ask your maternal-fetal medicine specialist about the expected timeline of your pregnancy and how to work toward a safe delivery for you and your baby.

What Can I Expect During My Delivery?

Your doctor can discuss your delivery options with you to ensure the safety of you and your baby. The specialists at Genesis OBGYN are experienced and compassionate, especially regarding delivery. We have delivery units at all four of our area hospitals, so you can trust our providers to be by your side through every stage of your pregnancy.

What Are Any Additional Recommendations?

Sometimes, high-risk pregnancies require additional tests or procedures to help keep you and your baby safe. This can range from preventing premature delivery to addressing any chronic fetal conditions that may be intervened by in-utero surgery or diagnostic testing.

Your specialist will outline any further recommendations, any risk factors, and what the best plan is going forward. You can trust in their expertise to guide you through these procedures and work toward the safest outcome.

How Can Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists at Genesis OBGYN Help Me Through My High-Risk Pregnancy?

The maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Genesis OBGYN are experienced, certified, and will be compassionate through every step of your high-risk pregnancy. As you begin your journey or if you have developed health conditions that identify your pregnancy as high-risk, you can trust our specialists to put you first and provide the care you need.