High-Risk Pregnancy

Henry Ford Women's Health Services includes maternal-fetal medicine, a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology, where the physician has advanced training and expertise in the care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Examples of high-risk pregnancies may include women with one or more of the following conditions:

  • A pre-existing medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
  • Conception occurred while taking certain medications for other health issues.
  • Age 35 years or older at the time of delivery.
  • A medical history of a prior stillbirth or recurrent miscarriage.
  • Development of pregnancy complications, such as preterm labor, too much or too little amniotic fluid, infection, vaginal bleeding, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, high blood pressure, or thyroid problems.
  • Complications found or suspected in the fetus, such as birth defects including cleft lip or heart defect, infections, or medical issues such as Down syndrome.
  • Abnormal placentas or conditions such as placenta previa or an abruption.
  • Multiple fetuses such as twins or triplets.

High-quality care for high-risk pregnancies

Board-certified Henry Ford maternal-fetal medicine specialists have expertise across the wide range of problems that might occur during pregnancy or labor and delivery. Our specialists provide:

  • Advanced prenatal diagnostic studies.
  • Pre-pregnancy evaluations
  • First trimester screening
  • Detailed obstetric ultrasound
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for medical and pregnancy-related complications in the mother-to-be
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning for medical complications in the unborn baby

Henry Ford Birthing Centers

We offer home-like birthing centers personalized to you.

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Childbirth Classes

Our classes are designed to prepare you for your new family addition.

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