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High Risk Obstetrics

Dr. Dalton and Dr. Zotz specialize in high risk pregnancy. This type of pregnancy involves risk either before, during, or after a delivery. There are many different factors that can cause this condition such as:


  • Age:  If a woman is 35 or older, she is considered at a higher risk for complications.
  • Lifestyle: Smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking illegal drugs puts a pregnancy at risk.
  • Medical history: Pre-existing medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes can create a higher risk during pregnancy.
  • Surgical history: Uterine surgeries, multiple c-sections, and abdominal surgeries can create higher risks.
  • Pregnancy complications: Complications such as gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and pre-term labor make a pregnancy higher risk.   
  • Multiple pregnancy: Twin pregnancies or carrying multiple babies can make a pregnancy higher risk.


If you are considering trying for pregnancy, we encourage you to make a preconception counseling appointment.  At this visit we review your medical history and discuss how to best prepare you for a healthy pregnancy.