University of Colorado Health offers comprehensive and advanced services for high-risk pregnancy and newborn care at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs and in Aurora through the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health, a partnership between the University of Colorado Hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists (obstetricians who specialize in caring for high-risk pregnancies) provide a full continuum of care, from prenatal diagnosis through delivery and follow-up care for mother and baby.
About High-Risk Pregnancy
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are medical complications affecting either the mother or the baby during pregnancy or birth. These complications can include, but are not limited, to:
- Genetic problems found by prenatal testing and diagnosis
- Heart conditions affecting the mother or her baby
- Multiple birth
- Past problems with miscarriages
- Premature labor or birth, or past problems with them