Opioid Use While Pregnant and Alternative Therapies for Pain Treatment

Women with opioid use disorder and dependency tend to face complex issues, including but not limited to: Socioeconomic backgroundPsychosocial and environmental factorsInterpersonal violenceLack of social supportsCo-occurring psychiatric conditionsUnstable housingLack of proper nutritionPregnancyPregnant women who suffer from opioid use disorder are likely to also use other substances that prenatally put an infant at risk for a wide … Continued

Best Fetal Ultrasounds for Pregnancies

An ultrasound is a routine diagnostic test that relies on sound waves to create an image of a growing fetus. Most women will have at least one during their pregnancy. Ultrasounds are commonly used to confirm the due date and sex of the baby, however they are powerful tools that can detect abnormalities of the … Continued

The Connection Between Obesity & High-Risk Pregnancy

Obesity during pregnancy can pose increased risk for a mother and her baby. A body mass index greater than 30 classifies a person as obese. If you are obese, your healthcare provider will usually increase the supervision of your pregnancy. He or she may also recommend early testing for gestational diabetes, additional fetal ultrasounds, or … Continued

Should I Go to a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist?

For many women, the joy and excitement of pregnancy is tempered by caution and concern. Women with chronic health conditions, those who’ve developed unexpected problems during pregnancy or women who’ve had non-routine pregnancies, need special attention from day one of their pregnancy to the day they deliver.They need the expert care of a maternal fetal … Continued

10 Risk Factors for High-Risk Pregnancy

When a woman learns she is pregnant, it can be a time of great joy, excitement and anticipation. But, it can also be a time of anxiety, stress and worry if the pregnancy is considered high-risk. A high-risk pregnancy suggests that in order to have a healthy and successful pregnancy and delivery, extra care is … Continued

How Is Genetic Testing Done?

If you follow pop culture, then you may have heard how Chrissy Teigen and John Legend used genetic testing to choose the gender of their baby. While it can identify whether embryos will be male or female, genetic testing is useful for many other reasons, whether a woman is pregnant or not.Genetic testing is often … Continued

What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

In essence, a high-risk pregnancy is one that presents a threat to the well-being of the mother or the child. These types of pregnancies require specialized care from highly trained physicians to decrease risk and create the best chance of a healthier outcome.At High Risk Pregnancy Center (HRPC), our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialists provide that … Continued

Holiday Eating While Pregnant

With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to protect yourself against harmful germs and bacteria in the kitchen. Even during the holidays, it’s necessary to avoid potentially harmful foods, as you should throughout the year. Below are a few reminders of common foods served during the holidays that you should avoid while pregnant. Turkey … Continued

The Dangers of the Flu While Pregnant

Contracting the flu is never welcome, and this is especially true during pregnancy. Having the flu while pregnant can increase the likelihood of getting a severe illness.  Your immune system is weaker while you’re pregnant and the demands upon your body are much greater. This increases your chances of contracting illnesses, and having them progress … Continued

A Team Approach to a Successful Pregnancy

The team at High Risk Pregnancy Center has been dedicated to the care and well being of mothers-to-be in Nevada and across the country for almost 20 years. With the unparalleled advanced procedures, technology and expertise we offer, you’re in good hands. Every member of our team is committed to ensuring the best possible outcome … Continued