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If you’ve been told you have a high-risk pregnancy because of your age, a medical condition, or because you’re expecting more than one baby, you want the most knowledgeable and expert OB/GYNs on your team. The experienced team at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida, specializes in high-risk obstetrics, including vaginal birth after a cesarean section. If you want quality care for yourself and your baby, from pregnancy to delivery, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
High-risk obstetrics is the prenatal care and delivery of a child in a situation where the mother or baby has complications that require extra attention. You may need an OB/GYN who specializes in high-risk obstetrics if you:
Certain conditions that may develop during pregnancy could also put you in the high-risk category. These include:
If any of these conditions apply to you, or you’re concerned they might apply to you, make sure you see the expert team at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine.
If you have a medical condition or other risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy, you should come to Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine for a preconception appointment. Your doctor will discuss the steps you can take to optimize your chances for a healthy and uneventful delivery. Your doctor may suggest:
Once you’re pregnant, it will be extra important for you to see the team at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine regularly so they can monitor your baby’s development and ensure that both of you are safe.
A VBAC — which stands for vaginal birth after cesarean — can pose a risk, though they’re normally safe. If your doctor delivered your child through a cesarean section, your uterus was incised and stitched. Your uterine wall is therefore weaker than normal and at a slightly higher risk for rupture during labor and delivery. However, in 90% of cases, women can safely have a vaginal delivery after having a cesarean section.
If you’re interested in a VBAC, your doctor at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine examines you to be sure your uterus is strong enough for a vaginal delivery. You may not be eligible for a VBAC if you:
If you need high-risk obstetric expertise, book an appointment with the caring team at Nature Coast Women's Care & Family Medicine online or over the phone today.