High-Risk Pregnancy

Maternity Care for Your Unique Needs

If your pregnancy is considered high-risk or you have complications, you can rest easier knowing that the expert team at Cedars-Sinai is here to support you with advanced maternity care. You'll have access to the latest medical and genetic tests, maternal-fetal medicine doctors who work with your own obstetrician, and specialized treatment units for women and newborns.


For a high-risk pregnancy, you may need prenatal testing, counseling, maternal-fetal medical care or specialized facilities. Find a location near you.

Meet the Expert Team

High-risk pregnancy specialists work together to provide you with expert care.

Make an Appointment

We're available 24 hours a day by phone. You can also have us call you back at your convenience, or send a message to the High-Risk Pregnancy team.

Do You Have a High-Risk Pregnancy?

You may be at risk for complications if you fall into one of these categories:

Pre-Existing Condition

Women with high blood pressure, diabetes, and autoimmune and infectious diseases know upfront that they’ll need special care. The maternal-fetal team works with your primary care doctor to monitor your health before and during pregnancy.

Problems During Pregnancy

Healthy women may develop high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions during pregnancy. Cedars-Sinai has outpatient programs to help monitor fetal development, blood-pressure and blood-sugar levels.

Pregnancy-Related Problems

Problems may arise that are specific to the pregnancy, including fetal problems such as growth abnormalities and structural anomalies. The maternal-fetal and prenatal teams will manage your baby's development through any complication.

High-risk pregnancy services

High-Risk Pregnancy Services

When you need care and support for a high-risk pregnancy, these services are available.

  • Prenatal Diagnosis Center: Get the latest tests and screenings to monitor your health and your baby’s growth and development.
  • Maternal-Fetal Care Unit: This 16-bed unit features private, intensive-care rooms staffed by high-risk nurses, with access to maternal-fetal medicine specialists and neonatologists.
  • Perinatal Outreach Program: Services include the latest genetic testing and fetal monitoring, intensive care facilities and critical care in an emergency for you and your baby.
Conditions we treat

Conditions We Treat

Specialized care is available for women whose health may be at risk during pregnancy due to pre-existing medical conditions.

Having Your Baby at Cedars-Sinai

You’ll receive expert care and support through pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Here are some helpful resources to help you get started.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to labor and delivery.

Save time by completing registration forms in advance.

Learn about health conditions, prenatal care, genetic concerns and more.

Register for classes on healthy childbirth, breastfeeding, caring for your infant and many other topics.

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When Your Baby Needs Special Care

For infants with serious medical issues, Cedars-Sinai has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in Southern California. This advanced facility is designated Level IV, meaning it provides the highest level of care for newborns who are premature, sick or critically ill.