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High-risk Pregnancy 

For the vast majority of women, pregnancy follows a routine nine-month course and results in the birth of a healthy baby. Some women, however, have medical difficulties and experience what is called a "high-risk" pregnancy. High-risk complications occur in only six to eight percent of all pregnancies. But these complications can be serious and require special care to ensure the best possible outcome.

While some problems are unavoidable, our perinatologists—obstetricians with special training in high-risk pregnancy care—work to minimize complications. Our team coordinates all aspects of care, from diagnosis to delivery and long-term follow-up.

PCI doctors are currently the only perinatologists in central Iowa that offer complete high-risk case management including labor and delivery.

If you have been told you are having more than one baby (twins, triplets or more) you may call our office at (515) 643-6888 or toll-free at (877) 415-7447 to initiate complete obstetric care. We combine extensive experience providing care to pregnant women carrying more than one baby with knowledge of the latest recommendations for these pregnancies.

If you are currently pregnant and have had problems with a previous pregnancy—or have a medical condition which might impact pregnancy—you may also schedule an appointment to review your personal history and determine the need for care by a perinatologist.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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