Maternal conditions or pregnancy complications are any types of health problems of the mother that may affect her baby or pregnancy. At Dignity Health Family Birth Centers, our experienced obstetricians and gynecologists provide the utmost compassion along with clinical expertise for mothers in all stages of pregnancy and birth.
If you would like to learn more about our advanced treatment options for a maternal condition in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, find an OB or call (888) 800-7688 for personalized help to find the right OB/GYN for you.
Maternal Conditions Causes
The cause of a problem during maternity will depend on the type of condition, injury, or infection. Generally, maternal conditions may be caused by the following:
- Congenital (present at birth) such as Mullerian abnormalities
In many cases, the reason a pregnant woman develops a certain condition is not known.
Maternal Condition Symptoms
The symptoms of a complication before or during pregnancy will vary greatly, depending on the condition. The trusted health care providers at our Family Birth Centers will carefully assess your condition, taking special care to evaluate your signs, symptoms, and medical history.
If you do have any unusual symptoms, such as abnormal fetal development, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar (glucose), your provider will recommend additional tests to provide the right diagnosis.
If a health care provider notices any unusual symptoms, such as high blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, or unusual fetal development, additional tests may be done to confirm or rule out a medical diagnosis.
Types of Maternal Conditions
At Dignity Health, our obstetrics and gynecology teams provide exceptional care to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide array of common maternal conditions, including:
- Premature rupture of membranes (when a woman’s water breaks before the end of pregnancy)
- Preeclampsia (a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication of high blood pressure)
- Multiple gestation (carrying more than one baby, such as twins, triplets, and quadruplets)
- Mullerian abnormalities (problems of the vagina and uterus)
- Isoimmunization (mother and baby have different blood types)
- Gestational diabetes (consistently high blood sugar that first appears during pregnancy)
- Cervical incompetence (the cervix is open before the end of pregnancy)
Learn more about our Diabetes in Pregnancy Program
Expert Treatment & Prevention of Maternal Conditions
Our goal for preventing and treating maternal conditions and pregnancy complications is to improve and protect the health of both mother and baby. During your pregnancy care visits at Dignity Health Family Birth Centers, your doctor will assess your health and monitor your baby’s health and development. Our patients’ well-being is our priority.
With good pregnancy care, most maternal conditions can be identified. Proper treatment can help prevent the most serious pregnancy-related complications. At our Family Birth Centers, our staff is committed to helping you experience a healthy pregnancy and birth. Take a virtual or in-person tour of our comfortable, state-of-the-art facilities today. Dignity Health provides comprehensive care for a wide array of maternal conditions in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas.