High-risk pregnancies are pregnancies that have a greater chance of complication than most pregnancies. Because complications can jeopardize the health of both the baby and mother, women who are having a high-risk pregnancy should see an obstetrician who has experience with these kinds of pregnancies.
Lots of factors can increase how likely a complication is during pregnancy. Some of these factors are more common than others. Common high-risk scenarios include having a:
A baby is said to be breech if their feet or buttocks are below their head. Most babies start out in this position but flip during pregnancy so that their head is below the rest of the body and, therefore, will come out first. Delivering a breech baby vaginally is more involved than delivering one that is flipped into the normal head-first position, but skilled high-risk pregnancy specialists are often able to deliver a baby during a breech vaginal birth.
Most women are able to safely have a vaginal birth after previously having a cesarean section. The chance of having a complication during a vaginal birth is greater if a woman has previously had a cesarean section than it is for standard vaginal births, though. Therefore, women who want to have a VBAC should look for an obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies and will be able to quickly address any complications that arise during delivery.
Many women are also able to safely deliver twins, or even more children, vaginally. With each child being delivered, however, the possibility of having a complication goes up. There are multiple babies being born, after all. Thus, women who have twins or multiples should also see a high-risk pregnancy specialist.
At North Pointe OB/GYN, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
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"Dr. Lambert was truly amazing when I went into labor. We had a VBAC plan and he was incredibly patient, even though labor took a total of 36 hours. He didn't give up.."
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"I have been a patient of Dr. Lambert for 13yrs. Dr.Lambert delivered my son and my daughter was born by a midwife at his practice 3 yrs ago. They are all great!"
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