Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
Our multidisciplinary high-risk obstetrics team has the clinical training and expertise to diagnose and treat the wide array of medical disease and factors that can lead to a complicated pregnancy.
Some of the more common maternal conditions that may require specialized care for expectant mothers include: cardiac disease, diabetes, and kidney disease.
These pre-existing conditions may also lead to other issues developing for the mother or her growing fetus during the gestational period. To help you and your baby have the best outcomes, planning the pregnancy, getting your disease under control and well managed prior to pregnancy, and then developing a plan for close monitoring in your pregnancy is needed.
While maternal-Fetal medicine physicians are trained to treat a very wide variety of issues in pregnancy, some of the more common medical conditions we see to review & discuss planning for the next pregnancy include:
- Gynecologic cysts or tumors
- History of miscarriages
- Bleeding/clotting disorders
- Cancer either in the past or currently
- Cardiac or pulmonary (lung) disease including blood clots, valve disease, prior heart attack, etc.
- Neurological disease such as strokes, seizure disorders, or multiple sclerosis
- Obesity/gastric bypass
- Organ transplant history
- Rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases including SLE, Lupus, Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome
- Medication safety in pregnancy
- Psychiatric medications during pregnancy
- Thyroid disease – including both high and low thyroid conditions
- Prior surgery within your abdomen (belly)
- Uterine fibroids (leiomyomata) or fibroid removals
- Maternal age younger than 17 or over 35
- Chronic liver or kidney disease
- High blood pressure