High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Derakhsh Fozouni, MD -  - OBGYN

Dr. Fozouni OB/GYN & Associates

Derakhsh Fozouni, MD

OBGYN located in Palm Springs, CA

If your pregnancy is considered high risk, you need to have the highest level of pregnancy care possible. At Dr. Fozouni OB/GYN & Associates in Palm Springs, California, Derakhsh Fozouni, MD, offers high-risk pregnancy care whether you’re having more than one baby or have a chronic medical condition. For comprehensive obstetrics care in a comfortable and supportive environment, call Dr. Fozouni or schedule an appointment online today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

Why is prenatal care important?

Receiving exceptional prenatal care while you’re pregnant protects your health as well as that of your baby.

Dr. Fozouni works closely with you throughout your pregnancy to track your baby’s development and to monitor your health to promote a safe and healthy full-term delivery. This prenatal care includes providing specialized services if you have a high-risk pregnancy.

What makes a pregnancy high risk?

Your pregnancy is considered high risk if you or your baby may develop health complications leading up to, during, or after your delivery. Conditions that may lead to a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Carrying multiple babies
  • Drinking, smoking, or using illegal drugs
  • Being either a teenager or over age 35
  • Complications associated with your fetus or placenta
  • History of uterine or abdominal surgeries, miscarriages, or preterm deliveries
  • Having chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or hypertension

Pregnancy can be high risk from the beginning or become high risk over time.

How is a high-risk pregnancy monitored?

During a high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Fozouni may recommend a variety of screenings depending on your unique circumstances. These might include:

  • Amniocentesis: tests amniotic fluid for genetic abnormalities or conditions
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): tests placenta cells for genetic conditions
  • Specialized ultrasound: looks for abnormal development or suspected issues
  • Cordocentesis: tests umbilical blood for infections, blood conditions, or genetic disorders

Dr. Fozouni also conducts routine lab tests to assess your overall health and watch for infectious diseases.

How can I have a healthy high-risk pregnancy?

Dr. Fozouni is an experienced OB/GYN with specialized training in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies.

To promote a healthy pregnancy, Dr. Fozouni works closely with you to prepare for and prevent as many risks as possible. These additional steps might include:

Making dietary recommendations to support your nutritional needs

  • Evaluating your potential issues before you conceive through pregnancy counseling
  • Maintaining regular pregnancy care appointments to monitor your and your baby’s health during each stage of pregnancy
  • Offering guidance on exercise and healthy weight management to help you preserve your physical health

If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant or have a high-risk pregnancy, call Dr. Derakhsh Fozouni in Palm Springs, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

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