Sometimes having a baby is more complicated than usual. A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are potential issues that could affect you, your baby, or both of you.
Complications could include:
- Existing diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension
- Being over the age of 35
- Previous pregnancy complications
- Multiple birth. If problems do occur, you need the most advanced care available
Collaboration with UW Health and Meriter Hospital
Our team of experts offer a spectrum of diagnostic services to assess and treat high-risk pregnancies. Through a collaboration with UW Health and Meriter Hospital Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we also provide:
- Advanced fetal screenings for all women near the 20th week of pregnancy
- Evaluation and consultation for high risk pregnancy
- Seamless link to advanced hospital services
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
A maternal-fetal medicine specialist, also called a perinatologist, is an obstetrician who has received additional education and can evaluate, diagnose and monitor high risk pregnancies. These physicians come to Watertown Regional Medical Center and are on-site regularly. Their goal is to make a high risk situation less stressful for you and your baby, and help ensure a healthier pregnancy and a safer delivery.