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High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Huntington Beach, CA & Newport Beach, CA

Are you interested in becoming pregnant, but you’re afraid your pregnancy may be high risk? If so, reach out to OB/GYNs Jeffrey Illeck, MD, Anne K. Narayan, MD, and the compassionate team at Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group, with locations in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, California. The experts at Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology have successfully guided countless high-risk pregnancies. Their goal is to help you achieve your goal of parenthood. To learn more, schedule a consultation online or over the phone today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

If your pregnancy carries a high possibility for complications for you or your baby, your pregnancy is considered high risk. This risk may be present from the beginning of your pregnancy, or it may present itself later down the line. 

During a visit to Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology, your team members can help you determine what risks your pregnancy may present, and how to best mitigate them.

What factors into a high-risk pregnancy?

Your pregnancy is inherently considered high-risk if you’re:

  • A young teenager 
  • Over the age of age 35
  • Overweight or obese
  • Pregnant with multiple babies

Other factors that can lead your pregnancy to be high risk include:

  • A history of one or more high-risk pregnancies
  • Chronic health conditions such as HIV, hypertension, or diabetes
  • A history of uterus and/or abdominal surgeries (C-sections, uterine fibroid removals, etc.)

Also, if you use tobacco, drink alcohol, or take illicit drugs during your pregnancy, you put your baby at risk for birth defects.

How can I successfully carry a high-risk pregnancy?

The best way to keep complications at bay and stay healthy during a high-risk pregnancy is by connecting with the knowledgeable and compassionate medical support team. Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology offers just that.

To support you, your team begins by learning all about you, your health history, and your pregnancy concerns. Then, together, you draw up a care plan designed just for you.

Your care plan is an action plan that outlines: 

  • Your regular checkup schedule
  • What to do in case of an emergency
  • Activity instructions (childbirth classes, bed rest, etc.)
  • Diet instructions

Whether or not your OB/GYN recommends that you partake in a special diet during your pregnancy, you should take extra care to eat well during a high-risk pregnancy. Foods that help keep you and your baby healthy include those that feature:

  • Protein
  • Folic acid
  • Iron 
  • Calcium 

If you struggle to get include these nutrients in your diet, consider investing in daily prenatal vitamins.

The idea of a high-risk pregnancy can be scary, but with Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Group, you can get through it. If you’re pregnant or want to get pregnant, but you believe your pregnancy may be high risk, contact the practice today. To schedule your visit, use the online booking tool or call today.


We provide care for women with all types of high risk pregnancies. Frequently, we co-manage these high risk pregnancies with Perinatologists who also practice at Hoag Hospital. We also provide in-house non stress testing and ultrasounds so patients won't need additional visits at outside visits.