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High Risk Pregnancy and Age

In a recent video interview (below), Lois Brustman, MD, explains that women of any age can be at risk for pregnancy complications. Dr. Brustman is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at West Hospital.


High Risk Pregnancy Overview

The division of maternal-fetal medicine includes 7 sub-specialists who focus on high risk pregnancies and prenatal diagnosis. A high risk pregnancy may be the result of a preexisting maternal medical condition (such as hypertension or thyroid disease) or an obestetric complication (such as a twin pregnancy or preterm labor) or a fetal complication (such as a fetal anomaly or poor fetal growth).

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Practice Group. Division Director Barak Rosenn, MD, fifth from left.

Such situations often require the input of a sub specialist who has the training, expertise and experience to manage complicated pregnancies. Patients may receive their entire obstetric care at the group's practice office, or be referred for a onetime consultation, or for ongoing co-management. Within the practice, there is a unit specializing in providing care for women with preexisting diabetes or gestational diabetes with a dedicated diabetes nurse educator and nutritionist. The maternal-fetal evaluation unit at West Hospital provides diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound services that include detailed targeted scans for detection of fetal anomalies; routine scans for evaluation of fetal growth and well-being; sonogram-guided procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and cordocentesis; and genetic counseling and screening.

Services

  • Primary obstetric care for high risk pregnancies
  • Consultations for high risk pregnancies
  • Obstetric ultrasound and invasive procedures
  • Co-management of high risk pregnancies
  • Diabetes in pregnancy unit

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Dr. Rosenn Gives His Expert Opinion:

6 Ways Pregnancy is Different With Twins

Beyonce’s recent announcement that she is pregnant with twins has spurred a lot of public interest. In answer to how twin pregnancies differ from single pregnancies, our own Director of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Barak Rosenn, MD, gave his expert advice to Jenna Birch of www.health.com. Read the full story resulting from that interview here:

http://www.health.com/pregnancy/pregnant-with-twins-different