HIGH RISK PREGNANCY

A high-risk pregnancy is one that requires extra care. You may need a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist if:

· You have a preexisting health condition and would like to become pregnant

· You have a preexisting health condition and are already pregnant

· You have a complication with a previous pregnancy

· You are currently pregnant and the fetus has developed a complication

· You have learned that your fetus may have a birth defect

· You are having twins, triplets, or more

Talk to your obstetric care provider about a possible referral.

–adopted from the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Why is the first trimester ultrasound so important?