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Maternal Fetal Services
For some women, pre-existing health problems can make pregnancies risky from the start. However, even normal pregnancies can become complicated when unforeseen conditions arise. A pregnancy is considered high risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother or baby. At St. Mark’s, our team helps to ensure that you receive the best outcome for you and your baby.
A woman may be considered at risk in her pregnancy for any of the following reasons:
- Younger than 18 or older than 35
- Underweight or overweight
- Anemic(low red blood cell count and poor nutrition status)
- Previously given birth more than four times
- Previously delivered a very large or very small baby
- Previous miscarriage
- Family history of genetic disease or a previous baby with a birth defect
- Weak cervix
- Pre-existing medical conditions such asdiabetes,high blood pressure, heart, lung or kidney disease,lupus,rheumatoid arthritisorepilepsy
- History of blood clots
- Low socioeconomic status
- Uses infertility medications or treatments (more likely to result in multiple births)
- Uses cigarettes, illicit drugs or alcohol to excess
- Is exposed to external risk factors such as exceptionally high temperatures, radiation, pesticides and high altitudes
If you need specialized care for a high-risk pregnancy, rest assured we've got you covered. Our maternal-fetal medicine team collaborates to deliver a wide array of diagnostic tests and services for high-risk pregnancies.
Our comprehensive services include the following:
- Consultations and recommendations
- Regular obstetric ultrasounds
- Detailed ultrasounds
- 1st trimester nuchal translucency screening
- Genetic screening
- Prenatal diagnostic services such asamniocentesisand chorionic villus sampling.
- Preconception counseling
- Antenatal testing
- Fetal therapy such as blood transfusions and fetal surgical procedures
Couples who are facing infertility have several options for improving their chances of becoming pregnant. The OB/GYN specialists at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, are skilled in diagnosing the cause of infertility so the most appropriate options can be employed to help improve the changes of a successful conception.
Except where contraindicated, most couples begin their treatment with conservative approaches like taking fertility drugs or using treatments to improve the number or viability of sperm.
When these methods prove ineffective, options like intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be considered. If you have questions regarding infertility, call and schedule an appointment with an OB/GYN specialist today.