When you have a high-risk pregnancy, you want only the best. TMC is the leader in Southern Arizona for caring for both mother and baby in high risk pregnancies.

Some examples of things that can occur during a pregnancy, turning it into a high-risk situation include:

  • Multiples – twins, triplets ….
  • Preeclampsia or eclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pre-term labor
  • History of problems with a past pregnancy

Some chronic health problems of the mother can also make a pregnancy high-risk. Examples include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/underweight
  • Heart problems
  • Kidney problems
  • HIV/AIDS

TMC is a Level III labor and delivery center, able to care for every kind of high-risk pregnancy, assuring the best chance for you and your baby’s health. Accredited by the Arizona Perinatal Trust, we have professionals standing by 24/7 who specialize in high-risk pregnancy.

At TMC, all Labor and Delivery nurses are trained in high-risk conditions and respond along with their medical colleagues to care for moms and their babies during any circumstances that arise. In addition, we have a dedicated antepartum program for women who are on bedrest. While you may be able to restrict your activity sufficiently and stay at home on bed rest, it is dependent on how serious your condition, your proximity to the hospital, what support and demands you have at home, many women need to be at the hospital. The main reasons an expectant mother may be on hospital bedrest include:

  • Are in preterm labor
  • Have problems with the placenta, such as placental previa or partial abruption (the placenta is near the cervix or a small section has separated from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery)
  • Have pre-eclampsia (a dangerous condition for mom and baby characterized by high blood pressure)
  • Have uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy
  • Have a baby who is not growing sufficiently (intrauterine growth restriction)
  • Have a premature rupture of the membranes (the bag of water has broken)