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High-risk pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy indicates that there is a higher likelihood of a disease or condition that may put you or your baby at risk. This may be because of an existing health condition, a multiple pregnancy or even your age.

Maternal-fetal doctors in San Antonio

If your pregnancy is considered high-risk or if you're experiencing complications, you can feel confident knowing our expert teams are here to support you with advanced maternity care.

Methodist Healthcare hospitals offer the critical care that high-risk mothers and babies need. We bring together expert maternal-fetal physicians and nurses, obstetricians and leading pediatric subspecialists to provide exceptional care throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Our top priority is the health and safety of you and your baby.

High-risk pregnancy conditions

If you have a medical condition that could complicate your pregnancy, you may require specialized testing and treatment. The following conditions could lead to a high-risk pregnancy:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Cancer and pregnancy
  • Complications in multiples
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Fetal anemia
  • Fetal anomalies
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Hypertension disorders in pregnancy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy
  • Placenta accreta
  • Placenta previa
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia
  • Pre-existing heart disease
  • Preterm labor
  • Rh disease (erythroblastosis fetalis)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Thyroid disease
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

High-risk pregnancy care in South Texas

To find a provider please call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

High-risk pregnancy services

Mothers and babies have access to our specialized, multidisciplinary teams, including board-certified specialists in:

  • Specialized pediatric care
  • Cardiology
  • General surgery
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics and spine
  • Plastic and reconstructive
  • Urology

High-risk pregnancy care locations

Methodist Healthcare offers three locations throughout the San Antonio area that help families bring their newest members into the world safely. Your pregnancy may be diagnosed as high risk – for you, for baby or for both of you. No matter your situation, Methodist Healthcare is proud to offer convenient locations for safe high-risk pregnancy care and delivery.

If mom and baby visit one of our locations and require a higher level of care, our maternal transport team will ensure that both mom and baby arrive safely to Methodist Hospital.

Specialized programs and services for high-risk pregnancy care

Neonatal intensive care units

We offer a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Methodist Children’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital Metropolitan and Methodist Hospital Stone Oak for infants who need extra care. Our in-house, board-certified neonatologists and advanced nurse practitioners provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the special healthcare needs of your infant.

Perinatal navigation

Our perinatal navigator is available to help high risk maternal patients navigate through the complex healthcare system as you prepare for the delivery of your baby, at no additional cost. The navigator partners with healthcare team members, providers, and specialists to help develop a plan of care to achieve the best possible outcomes. You will receive the emotional support, education, and care coordination you may need along your journey. Please speak with your provider to enroll in this service.

Emergency maternal transportation

We provide 24/7 emergency transport care for mothers who have high-risk pregnancies or mothers who develop unforeseen complications. Our maternal transport team will bring you directly to Methodist Hospital with all of the medical support you need, including a critical-care paramedic and an experienced labor/delivery nurse. From small towns located nearby to communities a few hundred miles away, our helicopter, airplane, or ambulance will provide you with safe, emergent care.

Families grow here

Not only are we committed to delivering your baby safely, but our focus is on a personalized approach for each family who visits a Methodist Healthcare facility. Don't take our word for it - hear directly from some of our Methodist families about their experiences at our facilities.

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