High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Womens Care of Bradenton

Arunachalam Jothivijayarani, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Bradenton, FL

If you’ve been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, don’t panic. Although the term is scary-sounding, high-risk pregnancies are usually safe and healthy: You just need closer monitoring. At Womens Care of Bradenton, serving Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, board-certified OB/GYN Arunachalam Jothivijayarani, MD, and her team of women’s health care experts provide attentive and effective high-risk prenatal care and delivery services. Call the practice or make an appointment online today to learn how Dr. Jothi and her team can help you through your pregnancy and delivery.

High-Risk Pregnancy

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is when your health or the health of your baby is at risk of complications. While it sounds scary, in most cases and with appropriate prenatal care, high-risk pregnancies are perfectly safe and healthy.

Some common causes of high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Mother aged 35 or older
  • Overweight or obese mother
  • Existing health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Multiple babies, such as twins

While lifestyle choices like smoking, drug use, and overeating can contribute to a high-risk pregnancy, in many cases, the complications are completely out of your control. The best thing you can do is work with an experienced and compassionate obstetrician and family practitioner like Dr. Jothi who knows how to help you and your baby stay healthy.

How is prenatal care different during a high-risk pregnancy?

The most obvious difference is that you have more frequent prenatal appointments and may need additional testing throughout your pregnancy. However, since every pregnancy is different, Dr. Jothi provides customized advice and treatments to meet your needs and the needs of your baby.

Does having a high-risk pregnancy affect my birth plan?

It’s possible that a high-risk pregnancy can lead to a challenging labor and delivery, in which case Dr. Jothi may advise against trying for a home birth. However, Dr. Jothi works with you to create a birth plan that you feel comfortable with. You may need to compromise on some details, but she does her best to respect your wishes.

You should also be prepared for issues like early delivery or the potential for a cesarean delivery. Rest assured that Dr. Jothi has extensive training and experience in high-risk deliveries, so if your labor results in the need for a C-section, you and your baby are in expert hands.

How can I reduce my risk of complications in a high-risk pregnancy?

The best thing you can do is follow Dr. Jothi’s instructions for a healthy pregnancy. Attend all your prenatal appointments and have the necessary tests as these appoin

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is when your health or the health of your baby is at risk of complications. While it sounds scary, in most cases and with appropriate prenatal care, high-risk pregnancies are perfectly safe and healthy.

Some common causes of high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Mother aged 35 or older
  • Overweight or obese mother
  • Existing health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Multiple babies, such as twins

While lifestyle choices like smoking, drug use, and overeating can contribute to a high-risk pregnancy, in many cases, the complications are completely out of your control. The best thing you can do is work with an experienced and compassionate obstetrician and family practitioner like Dr. Jothi who knows how to help you and your baby stay healthy.

How is prenatal care different during a high-risk pregnancy?

The most obvious difference is that you have more frequent prenatal appointments and may need additional testing throughout your pregnancy. However, since every pregnancy is different, Dr. Jothi provides customized advice and treatments to meet your needs and the needs of your baby.

Does having a high-risk pregnancy affect my birth plan?

It’s possible that a high-risk pregnancy can lead to a challenging labor and delivery, in which case Dr. Jothi may advise against trying for a home birth. However, Dr. Jothi works with you to create a birth plan that you feel comfortable with. You may need to compromise on some details, but she does her best to respect your wishes.

You should also be prepared for issues like early delivery or the potential for a cesarean delivery. Rest assured that Dr. Jothi has extensive training and experience in high-risk deliveries, so if your labor results in the need for a C-section, you and your baby are in expert hands.

How can I reduce my risk of complications in a high-risk pregnancy?

The best thing you can do is follow Dr. Jothi’s instructions for a healthy pregnancy. Attend all your prenatal appointments and have the necessary tests as these appointments provide Dr. Jothi with information to help you carry and deliver your baby safely. If the testing reveals a chance of your baby having a disability, then you can learn about any additional care or support you’ll need to prepare for motherhood.

Dr. Jothi and her team at Womens Care of Bradenton have many years of experience in helping women through high-risk pregnancies. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert obstetrics and prenatal care.

tments provide Dr. Jothi with information to help you carry and deliver your baby safely. If the testing reveals a chance of your baby having a disability, then you can learn about any additional care or support you’ll need to prepare for motherhood.

Dr. Jothi and her team at Womens Care of Bradenton have many years of experience in helping women through high-risk pregnancies. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert obstetrics and prenatal care.