It is recommended that all women that are considering becoming pregnant visit their doctor for a pre-pregnancy healthcare check-up. Otherwise, women should contact their doctor’s as soon as they suspect they are pregnant. Receiving prenatal care is especially important for women with high-risk pregnancies. Depending on your condition, your obstetrician or gynecologist may refer you to a high-risk maternal and fetal medicine specialist.
Your doctor will assess your overall health. Your doctor will recommend prenatal vitamins, including folic acid. Your doctor will determine an appointment schedule to closely monitor your pregnancy.
Women with high-risk pregnancy may receive more ultrasounds, tests, and office visits than women without high-risk pregnancy do. This allows your doctor to evaluate and treat complications promptly. In some cases, women with high-risk pregnancy may need to have a C-section or be induced for labor.