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High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Brian A. Levitt, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Snellville, GA & Suwanee, GA

If you know you have a high-risk pregnancy, choosing a skilled and confident obstetrician can put your mind at ease. At the private practices of OB/GYN Brian A. Levitt, MD, in Snellville and Suwanee, Georgia, you can count on Dr. Levitt and his team to provide expert care throughout your entire pregnancy. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.

High-Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A pregnancy is described as high-risk if it involves factors that may increase the risk of health problems to you or your baby before, during, or after delivery. Just because you have a high-risk pregnancy doesn’t mean that something bad will happen, but special care or monitoring may be necessary.

How do I know if I have a high-risk pregnancy?

Several factors can contribute to a high-risk pregnancy, from existing medical conditions to ones that develop after you become pregnant. Common risk factors that may affect pregnancy include:

  • Existing health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or HIV
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having twins or multiple births
  • Being in your teens or over age 35
  • Lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking alcohol

Even if none of the above factors apply, various conditions may develop during the pregnancy that poses risks to you or your baby, such as a weakened cervix or premature labor.

What steps can I take to encourage a healthy pregnancy?

Whether your pregnancy is high-risk or uncomplicated, the most important thing to do is schedule routine prenatal care visits with Dr. Levitt. He closely monitors your health and the health of your developing baby.

Dr. Levitt and his team also advise you on steps you can take at home to promote a successful pregnancy, such as:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Gaining the right amount of weight
  • Avoiding risky substances such as alcohol and drugs

If you have risk factors for a complicated pregnancy and haven’t conceived yet, Dr. Levitt and his team can help you prepare with a counseling visit prior to conception.

What special care might I need during a high-risk pregnancy?

Dr. Levitt and his team tailor your prenatal care to your individual needs. Depending on your unique condition, they may want to monitor your health more frequently. They may also recommend additional tests, such as:

  • Specialized ultrasound
  • Genetic testing
  • Blood or urine tests

The decision to undergo prenatal testing is completely up to you. Dr. Levitt and his team explain the risks and benefits of various procedures and allow you to decide.

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant and think you may be at risk for complications, call the office of Brian A. Levitt, MD, or book an appointment online.