High-risk pregnancies are those in which mom or baby is at risk for complications. Your pregnancy may be high-risk if:
- You are under the age of 17 or over the age of 35 at the time of delivery
- You have a chronic condition, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease
- You have a history of miscarriage or problems with previous pregnancies
- You're carrying multiple babies (twins, triplets, etc.)
If your pregnancy is high-risk, your OB/GYN or midwife may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM). Your MFM doctor can:
- Provide prenatal care
- Help manage your existing health problems
- Perform tests to check on baby's development
- Identify birth defects
- Manage labor and delivery
Your MFM doctor may manage your care directly or work in partnership with your obstetrician, midwife or family doctor.
High Risk Pregnancy Classes Available Now
Are you pregnant with a high risk pregnancy? Do you have questions? Would you like to learn about what to expect and meet the experts who care for high risk pregnancies like yours?
We are here to help you. We are proud to offer a special tours and question and answer sessions for expecting moms experiencing a higher risk pregnancy.
You’ll receive a tour of the Neontal Intensive Care Unit at Sisters Hospital, and we’ll talk about what to expect during pregnancy for mothers with higher risk. Get all your questions answered, and feel free to bring a support person with you.
Who should attend?
These sessions designed to provide more information to expectant mothers who have already been diagnosed with a higher risk pregnancy. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please check with your OB provider before registering. All information given is for educational purposes and does not provide personal diagnosis or treatment plans.
Where are the classes?
Sisters of Charity Hospital – Main Street Campus
The Marillac Room
2157 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
INCLUDES FREE PARKING
How do I register?
Register for the class by calling HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112