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The University of Chicago Medicine - The Family Birth Center

High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions

At the Family Birth Center, our specialists provide a range of maternal-fetal care services to diagnose, manage and treat high-risk conditions, supporting the healthiest pregnancy, labor and delivery possible for each mother and baby.

Our team of dedicated maternal-fetal care experts specializes in lowering risk and managing complications when there is a:

  • Chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Congenital anomalies of the nervous system
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Genetic disorders
  • Structural fetal abnormalities
  • Oligohydramnios (deficiency of amniotic fluid)
  • Polyhydramnios (accumulation of amniotic fluid)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy loss (miscarriage)
  • Pre-term labor
  • Prior cesarean delivery
  • Stillbirth
  • AIDS
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Complex cardiac disease
  • Diabetes (Type I or Type II)
  • High blood pressure/chronic hypertension
  • HIV
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Chrohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Lupus
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Myomectomy
  • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
  • Organ transplant (kidney or other)
  • Psychiatric disease
  • Seizure disorders
  • Sickle cell trait/disease
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Weight loss surgery