Your pregnancy may be considered high risk for various reasons related to your health, to your baby's health or both – for example, carrying twins or greater multiples; maternal heart disease, hypertension or diabetes; placenta accreta spectrum (PAS); any type of fetal anomaly; and other pregnancy complications. Pregnancy in women with a neurologic, immunologic, gastrointestinal or genitourinary disorder may also be considered high risk.
MFM providers in high-risk pregnancy clinics and programs at UCSF include perinatologists (ob-gyns who specialize in high-risk pregnancy) and other high-risk specialists, midwives and nurse practitioners. We also work hand-in-hand with other UCSF pregnancy providers, as needed. With the help of our support staff, we coordinate all aspects of your care, from consultation, testing and diagnosis through delivery and long-term follow-up.
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