Care for Pregnancy Complications

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Expert Care If Pregnancy Complications Arise

When unexpected pregnancy complications arise, it is reassuring to know that Brigham and Women’s Hospital — with deep history and experience in caring for mothers and babies — has experts to treat your condition. Our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians are specialists in high-risk pregnancy and provide personalized care for women who have one or more medical conditions. They work closely with you to achieve a healthy start for you and your baby. Our MFM experts carefully track fetal growth and development, monitor and adjust your medications and attend to all pregnancy needs, in partnership with Brigham Health’s world-renowned specialists in any condition that can complicate a pregnancy. MFM experts can see you at many locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Gestational Diabetes

Surprised by pregnancy-related diabetes? Our knowledgeable team provides guidance and support to keep your blood sugar in check with healthy eating, physical activity and medication if needed. We even continue to help you after delivery to minimize health risks going forward.

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High blood pressure that develops after the 20th week of pregnancy can pose risks to mother and baby, including early delivery. Our physicians and nutritionists provide care and coaching for your individual needs, to keep you comfortable and on track for a healthy birth.

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Disorders of the Placenta

Occasionally, the placenta attaches too deeply or grows in dangerous ways. To ensure your health and your baby’s, our experts in placenta accreta, placenta previa and other irregularities monitor your pregnancy closely and take all precautions for a safe delivery.

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Fetal Abnormalities

The Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics comprehensively assesses and treats inherited conditions, with compassionate support for families. Programs include fetal therapy, fetal cardiac intervention, close surveillance and genetic counseling at multiple locations.

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Preeclampsia Can Raise Risk of Heart Disease

Blog: Preeclampsia Can Raise Risk of Heart Disease

Preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy, results in high blood pressure and increased levels of protein in the urine. In some severe cases, it can lead to seizures and an increased risk of death.

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Placenta Accreta: Myths and Facts

Blog: Placenta Accreta - Myths and Facts

Many patients diagnosed with placenta accreta, a complication that develops during pregnancy, receive inconsistent information about the condition and its consequences.

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Gestational Diabetes: Managing Risk During and After Pregnancy

Blog: Gestational Diabetes - Managing Risk

Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, may need high-risk pregnancy care due to complications that can arise during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Request an appointment with our high-risk pregnancy specialists today to ensure you and your baby receive the best possible care. Call 617-732-5130 or submit the form below.

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