High-Risk Pregnancy Doctor Fairfax, VA
At Capital Women’s Care, Dr. David Afram & His Team of Providers Offer High-Quality Prenatal Care & Services, Including High-Risk Pregnancy, In-Office Lab & Ultrasound, Genetic Testing, and More. To Schedule an Appointment, Please Call at (703) 596-1125. Our Clinic in Fair Oaks Is Located at 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr #102, Fairfax, VA 22033.
A majority of pregnancies are relatively uncomplicated, and the baby is born healthy. However, statistics indicate about six to eight percent of pregnancies classify as high risk. At Capital Women’s Care, serving Fairfax, VA and the surrounding region, Dr. Afram and his team assist women with gestational issues to achieve as healthy and happy of a pregnancy as possible through high-risk pregnancy services. Additionally, our team of ob-gyn specialists wants the best for the unborn baby as well in high-risk cases.
Classifying a High-Risk Pregnancy
A woman who is under the age of 17 or over the age of 35 is more at risk for a miscarriage or other problems throughout pregnancy, making age a factor. Additionally, women who’ve had previous miscarriages or delivered prematurely in the past are also at risk. Current and gestational health problems like hypertension, heart problems, breathing issues, and diabetes increase the chance of complications during pregnancy and delivery. Problems with the placenta as well as issues associated with having multiple C-sections can elevate a woman’s risk during pregnancy. A woman pregnant with multiple births has more of a chance of low birth weights and premature delivery. Even the baby’s blood type can affect a pregnancy.
If you’re over the age of 35, had multiple C-sections, or are currently suffer from health issues, it’s important to receive care before you even get pregnant. Our physician can help you achieve better overall health or refer you to a specialist who can optimize your health before you get pregnant. This has the potential to reduce your risk of complications throughout your pregnancy. Additionally, we can supply genetic testing to determine if your baby is at risk for some medical conditions.
We advise women to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. Early intervention is often the best treatment and prevention method for high-risk pregnancies. We tailor an examination schedule based on your particular needs, so every woman with a high-risk pregnancy gets adequate care.
During your appointments, we provide you with adequate education on achieving a happy, healthy pregnancy. We inform you of ways to change your lifestyle habits in order to promote a better pregnancy.
At our office, our ob-gyn specialists provide a variety of prenatal testing services to monitor the growth and health of your unborn baby. For instance, we routinely assess your vital signs as well as your baby’s. We schedule at least three ultrasounds during your pregnancy to monitor the growth and movement of your baby.
Our facility has the equipment necessary to monitor your baby’s heart rate. We also conduct at least one non-stress test, possibly more if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Genetic testing is available at our office as well. We use this testing during pregnancy to assess your baby for chromosomal issues like trisomy 13 or 18 as well as Down’s syndrome (trisomy 21).
Although we generally only evaluate your glucose intolerance once during your pregnancy, we do check your blood sugar levels regularly. We supply testing at our lab to evaluate for issues like infections.
Throughout your pregnancy, we always communicate changes with you and provide the correct course of action to reduce any risk to you or your baby, whether that means a medication or lifestyle changes. We’re also there throughout your delivery to ensure you receive the attention you need to prevent complications.
Schedule an appointment with Capital Women’s Care, serving Fairfax, VA and general vicinity.
Locations To Serve You
Capital Women’s Care in Manassas, VA
Address: 8644 Sudley Rd #305, Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 988-6553
Capital Women’s Care in Haymarket, VA
Address: 15111 Washington St #121, Haymarket, VA 20169
Phone: (703) 844-4288
Capital Women’s Care in Fairfax / Fair Oaks, VA
Address: 3700 Joseph Siewick Dr #102, Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (703) 596-1125