High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Advanced OBGYN Institute

OB-GYNs located in Weston, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

When a woman is experiencing complications with her pregnancy, she needs confidence that her medical team has the knowledge and training to guide her through the uncertain days ahead. Dr. Kompal Gadh is an award-winning obstetrician who offers hope and compassionate care to women in Weston and Pembroke Pines, Florida, who are facing pregnancy complications. The Advanced OBGYN Institute is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest monitoring equipment to help high-risk pregnancies bring forth healthy babies.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What makes a pregnancy high-risk?

Any number of complications during pregnancy can make a pregnancy high-risk. Some common risks include:

  • Problems with the placenta
  • Unusually fast or slow growth of the baby
  • Gestational diabetes
  • High blood pressure/preeclampsia
  • Preterm labor
  • Pregnancy with multiples
  • Maternal disease
  • Birth defects in the baby
  • Obese mothers

How can a woman help her baby thrive in a high-risk pregnancy?

The doctors at the Advanced OBGYN Institute are passionate about protecting the health of their patients and their babies. Working with the providers to keep all recommended appointments and follow through with the monitoring tests recommended is one of the best ways for a mom to support her growing baby during a high-risk pregnancy.

What is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist?

Some high-risk pregnancies require the services of a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist.

Also known as perinatology, maternal-fetal medicine involves the management of any health concerns before, during and after the birth for the mother and the child.

When they are needed Dr. Gadh will refer their patients to this high-risk specialist for testing and advice, to learn how to manage the pregnancy and the complications.

MFM specialists have additional training in high-risk pregnancies and may have testing equipment not available in the clinics for following the baby's development.

Does one high-risk pregnancy mean future pregnancies will also be high-risk?

Not necessarily. Some risks are going to be present in future pregnancies, such as the risk of preterm labor or the risks associated with maternal health conditions. Other risks, like genetic defects in the baby or pregnancy with multiples, aren't necessarily repeated. The Advanced OBGYN Institute will help women understand their risks not only in their current pregnancies, but also in future pregnancies, as they decide the future of their family planning.

What can a woman do to reduce her chances of having a high-risk pregnancy?

Not all pregnancy risks are avoidable, but a woman who wants to have the healthiest possible pregnancy should pay attention to her own health before becoming pregnant. Entering pregnancy at a healthy weight and without unnecessary health problems can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. Using prenatal vitamins, exercising through pregnancy, and practicing good nutritional habits can also reduce some risks. For more information about how to reduce pregnancy risks, schedule an appointment with the Advanced OBGYN Institute.

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At Advanced OB / GYN Institute, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your provider listed.

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