Every family looks forward to a healthy pregnancy but for some a high-risk pregnancy may present unexpected challenges for mothers and their babies. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital our high-risk pregnancy specialists offer you and your baby specialized care, working closely with our experts in pediatric newborn care. Together they monitor and manage medical concerns throughout pregnancy and after delivery to ensure your health and a safe delivery.
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, you can be sure you and your baby are receiving the best possible care.
Lisa Pizzi developed a life-threating liver disorder during pregnancy. After emergency delivery, her twins were immediately brought to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The Pizzi twins recovered, thriving under the most advanced care until the family could be reunited to start their lives together.
Expecting multiples can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are certain aspects of a pregnancy with multiples that are unique. If you’ve learned you’re having multiples, we have the experience, expertise, and services that you and your babies will need throughout pregnancy and after birth.
Conditions that may need high-risk pregnancy care include a history of ectopic pregnancy, preeclampsia, placenta previa or placenta accreta, and a history of preterm birth. If you are 35-years-of age or older and planning to become pregnant you may also need care from a high-risk pregnancy specialist.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you should consult with a high-risk pregnancy specialist before you become pregnant. Our physician team will ensure that your medical condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, will be controlled as best as possible when you become pregnant.
A successful pregnancy via in vitro fertilization can be the wonderful result of a long journey. Once pregnant, you and your baby may face certain risks that our high-risk pregnancy specialists can manage, including pregnancy after age 35, an increased chance of multiples, and premature delivery.
Babies may need specialized care during a high-risk pregnancy. Our Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics provides evaluation and treatment for babies before birth and our Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the largest in Massachusetts, cares for premature and seriously-ill babies.