Orange County OBGYN -  - OBGYN Specialist

Orange County OBGYN

OBGYN Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA and Orange County, CA

High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, it’s important to know that Dr. Mahller continues to provide the care you need throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Mahller and his team have the experience you can depend on, and they help you stay calm and confident with their compassionate care. Contact their office in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, or schedule an appointment online, whether you’re planning a pregnancy or you’re already pregnant and need expert prenatal care.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A pregnancy is considered high-risk when the health of the mother or the baby is at risk. Factors that may contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Mother aged 35 or older
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Mother aged 15 or younger
  • Multiple babies
  • Baby has birth defects
  • History of giving birth to a baby with congenital disabilities
  • Prior low birth weight baby or early delivery
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Thyroid disease
  • Heart disease
  • Anemia
  • Infection

What steps can you take to prevent a high-risk pregnancy?

Preconception care may significantly lower your likelihood of having a high-risk pregnancy. During a preconception check-up, Dr. Mahller determines whether you have health conditions that contribute to high-risk pregnancy.

With preconception care, you have time to get chronic conditions like diabetes, thyroid disease, and high blood pressure under control, so that you can have a healthier pregnancy. After you’re pregnant, Dr. Mahller continues to monitor health concerns during regular prenatal checkups.

You can also take steps to change lifestyle habits that put you and your baby at risk during pregnancy. These positive life changes might include:

  • Taking 400 micrograms of folic acid every day before and during pregnancy
  • Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight (or losing weight if needed) before getting pregnant
  • Getting proper immunizations
  • Avoiding smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs

When should you seek medical attention during pregnancy?

Please call Dr. Mahller any time you have a question about your pregnancy, but call him immediately if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pain or cramping in the lower abdomen
  • Persistent headaches
  • Persistent watery vaginal discharge, even if it’s a slight trickle
  • Regular or frequent contractions
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Changes in vision, including blurred vision
  • Decreased fetal activity

Will you receive special tests during a high-risk pregnancy?

Dr. Mahller provides close follow-up, personalized care, and special delivery techniques to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. As he carefully tracks your baby’s development, he may perform or order specialized tests such as:

  • High-definition ultrasound
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Integrated care with specialists if the mother has a chronic disease
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal blood sampling

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Great West Health Care
Meridian Health Plan

Words from our patients

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    "There aren't enough good things I can say about Dr. Mahller and his staff! Dr. Mahller really listens to his patients and carefully addresses all of your concerns."

    Neda H.
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    "Dr. Mahller is one of those rare doctors who takes the time to answer every question and he has a wonderful bedside manner! I without a doubt recommend Dr. Mahller!"

    Debbie N.
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    "Our whole pregnancy and delivery was a beautiful experience because of Dr. Mahller. We can't thank him enough for bringing our beautiful baby girl safely into the world"

    Blaire B.
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    "He is caring, comforting, relaxed and gentle. I recommend him highly if you're looking for a good doctor!"

    Kaylee B.
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    "Dr. Mahller is a wonderful person and doctor with great sense of humor. He cares about his patients and knows his craft. I would definitely recommend him!"

    Irene S.
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    "Childbirth was an absolutely wonderful experience, Dr. Mahller couldn't have been more courteous and did a fantastic job keeping me comfortable, happy and excited. "

    Ashley P.
  • Yelp

    "I can honestly say this pregnancy has been a great experience so far, and having Dr. Mahller as our doctor definitely helps. Highly recommended!"

    Holly E.
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    "I wouldn't trust anyone else with the well being of my little girl, I never felt worried during my pregnancy and always had peace of mind."

    Jessica M.
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    "I had the best experience and was treated great throughout my pregnancy. Dr. Mahller has patience during consultation visits as well as delivering a baby."

    Joanna M.
Orange County OBGYN
355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 302
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-375-8244
Fax: 949-398-9812
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