- History of genetic disorders in the family
- Maternal age – If the mother is younger than 17 years of age, or older than 35 years
- Smoking, drug or alcohol dependance
- Maternal BMI of 35 or greater
- Kidney problems
- High blood pressure
- If you use any over-the-counter medications
- If you’ve had a previous loss after 24 weeks
Medical Conditions During pregnancy:
- If your baby is detected with any fetal anomalies or growth disorders
- Placenta previa (where the placenta overlaps or covers the cervix. This condition that cannot be prevented and can cause bleeding in the second trimester)
- Pre-term labor (labor before 37 weeks of pregnancy)
- Pre-eclampsia (occurs when the mother develops high blood pressure during pregnancy which leads to blood clots and malfunctioning of the kidneys and liver)
- Gestational diabetes (occurs when the pancreas fails to produce the raised level of insulin causing the sugar levels in the blood to spike up)
- Multiple pregnancy
- It is also a risk if you contract any viral infections during pregnancy such as: HIV, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis C, etc.
At OceanMed our skilled obstetricians are happy to take on high-risk pregnancies. Our in-house imaging department performs complete fetal anomaly scans, thoroughly checked by a qualified radiologist, on every patient during their 18-20 week ultrasound. Should you need more detailed ultrasounds or a fetal echocardiogram, our technologists can perform the scans and they will be tele-read by a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist or a pediatric cardiologist from Miami. Saving you time, money and stress. Urgent ultrasounds can be read same day, giving you peace of mind concerning your baby’s health.
Whether you have a high-risk pregnancy and require a fetal echocardiogram or need a routine prenatal scan, OceanMed accepts referrals. Just ask your doctor to refer you to OceanMed for your next ultrasound and give us a call on 946-2326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.