Comprehensive Care for High-Risk Pregnancies in Southwest Virginia

If your pregnancy is considered high-risk, you may feel worried. But you can also take comfort knowing expert care is available right here in Virginia’s New River Valley.

Whether you’re carrying multiples, have a history of miscarriage, or developed gestational diabetes, you’ll find care and support at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. Our OB/GYN team partners with some of Southwest Virginia’s leading perinatologists (also known as maternal-fetal medicine doctors).

Why Choose LewisGale Hospital Montgomery for High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Families rely on us for:

  • Experience and expertise. Our perinatologists completed years of advanced training. They work closely with a team that includes your regular OB/GYN, genetic counselors, experienced nurse practitioners, and other professionals. This collaboration helps ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.
  • Specialized newborn care. Our Level II neonatal intensive care unit provides around-the-clock care for babies who need a little extra help transitioning to life outside the womb.
  • Comprehensive services you deserve. We keep you and your baby safe and healthy, with services ranging from preconception counseling to hospital care and delivery planning.

High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions We Treat

Pregnancy is deemed high-risk if a condition gives you and/or your baby a greater-than-normal chance of complications. These complications could occur during pregnancy, during labor, or after delivery.

We provide maternal-fetal care for many conditions and situations, including:

  • Carrying twins, triplets, or other multiples
  • Pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, lupus, and HIV
  • Medical problems that develop during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm labor
  • History of miscarriage or other pregnancy complications
  • Substance use during pregnancy
  • Placenta problems, including placenta previa, placenta accreta, or placental abruption
  • Fetal growth or development problems
  • Personal or family history of genetic conditions
  • Personal or family history of birth defects

Comprehensive Perinatology Services We Offer

Our team helps diagnose and treat conditions that can affect you, your partner, or your unborn baby. Services include:

  • Preconception counseling. This service is available to individuals or couples who have concerns about having a healthy pregnancy or baby. We can counsel you on risk factors such as advanced age, pre-existing medical conditions, and a family history of genetic conditions.
  • Genetic testing and counseling. If you have genetic testing, we’ll thoroughly explain your results and any possible risks to your unborn baby. We’ll also explain the benefits and risks of prenatal screening tests.
  • Fetal diagnostic procedures. We offer tests to screen for birth defects or inherited conditions. These include amniocentesis, nuchal translucency screening, and chorionic villus sampling.
  • Prenatal ultrasounds. We’ll closely monitor your baby’s growth and development throughout your pregnancy using the latest ultrasound imaging procedures.
  • Hospital antepartum care. If you need to be hospitalized during your pregnancy, you’ll stay in one of our “antepartum” rooms. We’ll do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible, for as long as we need to monitor your health and your baby.
  • Delivery planning. Your doctor will work closely with our birth center team and NICU to help ensure a smooth, safe delivery — and to prepare for any medical care you or your baby may need immediately after birth.

If your baby needs extra care and attention, we offer Level II neonatal intensive care. Learn how we help premature or ill newborns in Virginia’s New River Valley.

Women choose our birth center because of its reputation for safe, supportive care. Learn more about our strengths, services, and amenities.

Having a baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. So is choosing where to have your baby. Use our guide to compare your options and find your ideal birth center.