Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy complications can occur in both high risk and low risk women.

Your obstetric provider may refer you to us for consultation for help in diagnosing or managing these complications.  Common complications include preterm labor, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, fetal growth disorders and cervical insufficiency.  These complications may increase your risk of delivering a premature baby.  Our physicians are trained to manage these conditions in order to optimize your pregnancy outcome.

Women with a history of cervical insufficiency or those with a previously preterm birth who are found to have a short cervix on ultrasound may be offered a cerclage.  A cerclage is a string that is placed into the cervix either early in the pregnancy or at the time a short cervix is diagnosed.  It is not an option for every pregnancy and a consultation with our doctors will help identify if you are a candidate for this procedure.