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High-risk pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy indicates that there is a higher likelihood of a disease or condition that may put you or your baby at risk. This may be because of an existing health condition, a multiple pregnancy or even your age.

Supportive maternal fetal medicine

High-risk pregnancies can feel uncertain. We work to bring you peace of mind.

At Mission Health in Western North Carolina, we provide the attentive care you need for a high-risk pregnancy. Our perinatal navigators collaborate with perinatologists and your obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) to work toward a happy, healthy birth for you and your baby.

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Reasons for perinatal support

In our maternal fetal medicine program, our perinatologists can address and manage the reasons why your pregnancy is high-risk, which include:

  • Advanced maternal age
  • Fetal anomalies
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Maternal cardiac conditions
  • Morbid obesity
  • Placental anomalies
  • Prior pregnancy complications
  • Prior pregnancy loss
  • Prior preterm birth

Our high-risk pregnancy care

Our perinatal care includes comprehensive support from a diverse team of specialists. We strive to provide services that are reassuring and supportive at every step.

Maternal fetal medicine services

Perinatologists, also called maternal fetal medicine doctors, specialize in caring for you if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Our specialists provide care throughout your pregnancy, working alongside your OB/GYN and continuing care through labor, delivery and postpartum.

Perinatal navigator

Whether a maternal or fetal diagnosis, it is often overwhelming and challenging to follow all the recommendations and referrals offered by your provider. Our perinatal navigator will support you and your family throughout your pregnancy, supporting you before, during and after delivery with care that includes:

  • Answering your questions or concerns about delivery
  • Familiarizing our internal teams with your health through regular multidisciplinary rounds
  • Following up after delivery with specialists
  • Having introductory conversations regarding services and your communication preferences
  • Providing regular touchpoints with you to answer questions and concerns
  • Scheduling specialist appointments
  • Touring our facilities

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Should your infant need extra care after they're born, our NICU at Mission Hospital offers attentive, high-quality medical services. We combine state-of-the-art medical technology with gentle, around-the-clock monitoring and treatments. Additionally, our neonatologists and specially trained nurses understand how stressful it can be to have a baby in the NICU, and are available to answer your questions and provide necessary care.

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