High-Risk Pregnancy

Some pregnancies have complications. But don’t let the term ‘high risk’ scare you. Many times it simply means that certain conditions demand special attention during pregnancy. We’re here for you throughout your pregnancy to answer your questions and assure that you receive the best care possible for you and your baby.

Examples of high-risk pregnancies that need extra attention include:

  • Advanced maternal age (35+)
  • Evidence of twins, triplets, or other multiples
  • History of prior C-section, pre-term birth (before 37 weeks), or low birth weight
  • Family history of genetic conditions or miscarriages
  • Medical history of diabetes, epilepsy, high blood pressure
  • Lifestyle choices such as illegal drugs or alcohol
  • Complications that develop during pregnancy such as issues with the uterus, cervix, placenta, or amniotic fluid

We closely monitor all pregnancies so that we can focus attention as needed for the health of both mother and baby.


I came to Dr. Helliwell from a different ob/gyn that I did not have such a good experience with. I am much happier with him by far! The staff is great and the office is wonderful!
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