Pregnant woman with her OBGYN

High Risk Pregnancy

2069.2 miles away
Fax: 509-474-6198
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

High Risk Pregnancy

Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Your journey through pregnancy and beyond is our priority. We understand that every pregnancy is unique, and some may require extra care and attention. If your pregnancy is considered high risk, you need specialized care. At Providence High Risk Pregnancy, our skilled specialists will keep a close eye on you and your baby and work hand-in-hand with your obstetrician. We use advanced technology to diagnose and treat any issues as quickly as possible, sometimes before your baby is even born. Our goal for you is a safe pregnancy and a healthy newborn.

“In one day and in one clinic, our patients visit a genetic counselor, a cardiologist and a high-risk obstetrics and gynecology doctor. It’s empowering for our patients to receive this level of care in our region.” - Douglas Barber, M.D., Medical Director, Providence High Risk Pregnancy

As the region’s largest maternal fetal medicine practice specializing in high-risk pregnancies, when you choose our High Risk Pregnancy, you choose a team that is dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your baby. Your well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Specialized Expertise: Our team consists of highly skilled specialists who are experienced in managing and treating high-risk pregnancies. Providence High Risk Pregnancy also has a direct connection to Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the only Level IV NICU in the region. This Level IV designation means that Providence is equipped to care for babies as young as 22 weeks gestational age.
  • Leading-Edge Technology: We use state-of-the-art medical technology to monitor and assess the health of you and your baby. Providing patients with early, local access to this technology and experienced teams helps support safe pregnancies and healthy newborns.
  • Personalized Care Plans: Each high-risk pregnancy is unique, and we tailor our care plans to meet your specific needs. Our goal is to give you individualized attention and compassionate support throughout your pregnancy.
  • Collaborative Approach: We believe in a collaborative approach to care. Our team works seamlessly with other healthcare providers to ensure comprehensive and coordinated support for you and your baby.
  • Emotional Support: Facing a high-risk pregnancy can be emotionally challenging. Our clinic not only focuses on your physical well-being but also provides emotional support, counseling and resources to help you navigate the emotional aspects of your journey.
  • Accessible and Convenient: We strive to make health care accessible and convenient for you. With flexible appointment schedules and a patient-centered approach, we aim to minimize any additional stress associated with your high-risk pregnancy.

At Providence High Risk Pregnancy Clinic, we provide specialized care and treatment for many issues, including:

  • Alcohol, drug or tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • First-time pregnancy after age 35
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Exposure to environmental substances
  • Family history of genetic disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Genetic conditions in the developing baby
  • History of miscarriage
  • History of preterm birth or stillbirth
  • Kidney disease
  • Multiple gestation (twins, triplets or more)
  • Obesity
  • Physical defects or abnormalities in the developing baby
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Preeclampsia (sudden increase in blood pressure) and eclampsia (sudden onset of seizures in women with high blood pressure)
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Thyroid disease

We offer many specialized services designed to ensure the well-being of both you and your baby throughout your pregnancy journey. From advanced diagnostic procedures like amniocentesis and fetal echocardiograms to essential screenings for genetic carrier status and chromosomal abnormalities, our clinic provides thorough and personalized care tailored to your specific needs. Our team uses innovative technologies to monitor, manage and assess fetal well-being, providing you with peace of mind and comprehensive support every step of the way.

  • Amniocentesis
  • Blood work to screen for genetic carrier status and risk for chromosomal abnormalities
  • Doppler flow tests
  • Continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management
  • Fetal echocardiograms
  • Fetal well-being and non-stress tests
  • Periumbilical blood sampling
  • Pre-pregnancy assessments
  • Prenatal genetic counseling
  • Ultrasound
Specialized lab screenings

Our laboratory technicians may also screen for potential medical issues involving you and your baby. Depending on your case, we may:

  • Screen your blood for chromosomal abnormalities and neural tube defects
  • Evaluate the placenta, embryo, fetus or newborn to determine the cause and evolution of an abnormal pregnancy
  • Perform tests for fetal lung maturity, thrombophilia (increased blood clot risk) and infectious disease

At Providence High Risk Pregnancy, we understand the importance of collaboration and continuity of care throughout your pregnancy journey. That's why we partner closely with your doctor or obstetrician to provide comprehensive monitoring and management from conception to post-delivery. This ensures the best possible outcomes for you and your baby. Additionally, we offer pre-pregnancy health checkups and personalized genetic counseling to help you make informed decisions and optimize your reproductive health. Depending on your needs, your care team may include:

  • Genetic counselor
  • Lab specialist
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialist
  • OB/GYN
  • OB/GYN nurse practitioner
  • Clinical pharmacist

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