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At Harrington, we are ready to handle a variety of pregnancies that come our way. This includes high-risk pregnancies.

What Is a High-risk Pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is where you have higher-than-normal risk for complications during pregnancy and/or after your baby’s birth. These conditions can include:

  • Being over 35 years old
  • Having a chronic or complex medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, or an autoimmune disorder
  • Having diabetes or developing it during pregnancy
  • Having a family history of genetic/hereditary concerns
  • Carrying more than one baby (twins or triplets, for example)
  • Having a previous premature birthing experience
  • Having complications during a previous pregnancy

When a high-risk pregnancy presents itself, you are referred to a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists to monitor your health and baby’s health.

At Harrington,  with a partnership with UMass Memorial Medical Center Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department, our patients can see MFM specialists Dr. Ellen Delpapa and Dr. David Kanter at our Southbridge office.

The MFM consultations at Harrington include prenatal testing, specialized procedures and Level II neonatal ultrasound.

A Level II Ultrasound is a special test that gives you a special glimpse into your baby’s anatomy. Measurements will be taken, the four chambers of the heart will be viewed, as well as the kidneys, bladder, stomach, brain, spine and sex organs. The sonographer will also be looking at your amniotic fluid levels, the location of the placenta, and the fetal heart rate.*

We can also connect you with other specialists like nutritionists or social workers who can offer guidance and resources for a healthy pregnancy.

*Source: WhattoExpect.com

Ellen Delpapa, M.D.Maternal-Fetal Medicine

UMass Memorial Medical Group
Harrington Physician Services OB/Gyn, 100 South St., Suite G05

100 South Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
Harrington OB/Gyn
Main Hospital
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