High-risk pregnancies require a team of experts to address both child and mother's needs before, during, and after delivery. Dr. Stephen Fenton is the founder and director of the Utah Fetal Center at Primary Children's Hospital. Dr. Fenton talks about some of the high-risk conditions the center treats, how it helps coordinate all aspects of care, and what to expect as a patient.
Sadly, miscarriages do occur for expecting mothers, and many women commonly want to know how long they must wait before trying to get pregnant again. Women's health expert, Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says the most common recommendation in the United States is three months. Learn what conditions can cause miscarriages and which complications might mean a longer wait for another pregnancy.
The chances of survival for very premature babies has dramatically increased over the past 30 years, but preterm births are still hard to prevent. Women’s health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones says nearly 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. will be born prematurely, and premature babies can also mean expensive medical costs. Learn what health conditions or interventions — such as in vitro fertilization — can lead to preterm births and how the risks of prematurity can be treated.
Preeclampsia occurs in about 5 percent of pregnancies. There is no known cure for the disorder, which is characterized by high blood pressure and a protein in the urine and usually appears in middle to late pregnancy. Dr. Kirtly Jones shares information on who is at greater risk for preeclampsia and ways to prevent it. She also talks about the chances of preeclampsia becoming eclampsia.