UCHealth offers comprehensive and advanced services for high risk pregnancy and newborn care at Poudre Valley Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital, and Memorial Hospital Central.
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. We work in collaboration with the patient’s primary OB throughout pregnancy and delivery, as well as other expert specialists in fields such as cardiology, oncology and anesthesiology to care for high risk maternal medical conditions.
When a pregnancy is high risk due to complications with the baby, the maternal-fetal medicine expert works closely with the team of specialists who will take care of the baby before and after birth to provide the best care possible during the pregnancy and after delivery.
University of Colorado Hospital partners with Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine to offer integrated maternal and fetal care for families with a known or suspected fetal anomaly. Learn more about the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
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