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