When you are expecting a baby, hearing your obstetrician, or midwife mention that your pregnancy is high risk might be discomforting. A pregnancy is considered high risk when there are potential complications that might harm the mother, the baby, or both. High-risk pregnancies need the care of a specialist to assure the best possible result for the mother and baby. At Fakeeh University Hospital, we provide specialized care and services for high-risk pregnancies, under Fetal Medicine.
Thanks to the new advancements in maternal-fetal care, many pregnancies can be brought to term and the health of preterm newborns can be improved.
It is very natural for any expecting parent to have a dozen questions running in their heads, especially if the pregnancy is high-risk. But fret not. There are special professionals available to help and guide you at every single step, and they are better known as maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
Fetal medicine, often known as maternal-fetal medicine (MFM), is concerned with the health of the mother and fetus before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Fetal medicine is also known as perinatology.
The MFM specialist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of women who are pregnant with challenging or high-risk conditions. These physicians are obstetricians who have received additional training in high-risk pregnancy.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy or are concerned about having a safe pregnancy and delivery, you should consult a MFM specialist. If you fall into the below category/ies, you may be at high risk: