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High Risk Obstetrics Specialist

High Risk Obstetrics services offered in the greater Decatur and Chamblee, GA area

Suppose you’re pregnant and have an underlying medical condition, like high blood pressure or diabetes. In that case, high risk obstetrics can reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications, allowing for a healthy delivery. At Top Doc OB/GYN, board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Robert Dourron, MD, has years of experience providing high risk obstetrics to mothers of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Decatur or Chamblee, Georgia, or click the online booking feature today.

High Risk Obstetrics Q&A

What is high risk obstetrics?

High risk obstetrics provides care for pregnant people with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

If your Top Dic OB/GYN provider confirms your pregnancy is high-risk, they schedule routine checkups every few weeks for special monitoring. These checkups protect your health and the health of your growing baby.

What pregnancy factors might benefit from high risk obstetrics?

Top Doc OB/GYN specializes in high risk obstetrics. Some factors that may increase your risk of a high risk pregnancy include:

  • Being 35 or older
  • Smoking 
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Carrying multiples (i.e., twins or triplets)

You’re also more likely to experience complications if you drink alcohol or use illicit drugs during your pregnancy.

How can I reduce the need for high risk obstetrics?

There are several things you can do during pregnancy to reduce the need for high risk obstetrics, including:

Scheduling a preconception appointment

If you and your partner want to start a family, schedule an appointment at Top Doc OB/GYN first. After an exam, your provider can identify underlying medical conditions that might increase your risk of pregnancy-related complications. If you have a family history of certain hereditary conditions, they might also recommend genetic testing.

Seeking regular prenatal care

Once you get pregnant, it’s important to visit your obstetrician for regular checkups. Routine ultrasounds can monitor your baby’s developmental progress. Your provider can also make recommendations to relieve pregnancy-related symptoms like back pain, morning sickness, and irritability.

Avoiding risky substances

Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or using illicit substances during your pregnancy significantly increases the risk of defects and complications. If you take any prescription medications or supplements, talk to your OB/GYN about those, too.

Who should make a high risk obstetrics appointment?

Make a high risk obstetrics appointment at Top Doc OB/GYN if you experience any of the following symptoms during your pregnancy:

  • Fever or chills
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain or cramping in your lower abdomen
  • Pain during urination
  • Dizziness
  • Thoughts of harming yourself or your baby

To learn more about high risk obstetrics services, make an appointment at Top Doc OB/GYN by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.