At Dignity Health Central Coast, our compassionate health care providers offer personal care for you and your baby throughout every step of your pregnancy — even it it doesn’t go as you expected. If you have complications, like a maternal condition, trust us to provide personalized care for your high-risk pregnancy on the Central Coast of California.
Our board-certified neonatologists and highly skilled nursing staff make up the team at our birthing centers located at:
We also have two neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) to best care for your baby’s unique health needs. Find a Doctor to learn more.
Causes of High-Risk Pregnancy on the Central Coast
Treatment and prevention options for high-risk pregnancy depend on the underlying causes. Illegal drugs, smoking, or regularly drinking alcohol can contribute to high-risk pregnancy.
If you have pre-existing medical conditions, a Dignity Health Central Coast high-risk pregnancy doctor can help you keep those conditions under control throughout your pregnancy.
If you develop risk factors during your pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, follow your doctor’s prescribed treatment plan. Maintaining excellent overall health can decrease your risk of problems during pregnancy.
Factors that Contribute to High-Risk Pregnancy
Some of the common causes of high-risk pregnancy are pre-existing conditions, lifestyle choices, and age.
Risk factors for pregnancy complications include:
- Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, obesity, epilepsy, HIV, and anemia
- Drugs, alcohol, and smoking
- Age older than 35, especially first-time mothers, and teenagers
Prenatal care becomes essential for women with high-risk pregnancies to protect their health and their babies. Talk to your doctor about ways to stay healthy throughout every stage of your pregnancy.
Dignity Health provides trusted health care services for high-risk pregnancy on the Central Coast of California.