High Risk Pregnancy

Our goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

What type of care should I expect?

During your initial appointment we evaluate your health and determine if you have any health conditions that could put you or your baby at risk.  These health problems could include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, weight, your age or other health problems. In some cases these health problems can develop during pregnancy such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.

If we have any concerns, we refer you to the Ascension/St. Vincent Center for Maternal Fetal Health Medicine in Indianapolis for an evaluation and recommendations.In most cases after their evaluation, they recommend you return to our practice where we care for you throughout your pregnancy. 

Depending on your high risk health problem, we may want you to have more frequent appointments and tests to minimize complications and help you achieve the healthiest pregnancy possible. 

What if my baby needs additional care?

In addition to caring for you, we have a special team available when your baby is born. Our Level 1 Special Care Nursery provides additional care when you baby needs it. In addition to skilled nurses, your baby will be cared for by a Pediatric Hospitalist who is experienced and skilled in caring for newborns.

These board certified Pediatricians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help care for your newborn. Trained in children’s hospitals and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) they attend higher risk deliveries. They care for healthy newborns as well as those who are experiencing problems such as respiratory distress, infections, jaundice and blood sugar issues. If a transfer is needed to a NICU, they collaborate closely with Peyton Manning and Riley Children’s Hospitals. You may also request the hospital of your choice.