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I am 37 and pregnant with my fourth child. Do I need to see a high-risk obstetrician (OB)?

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... You do not necessarily need a high risk OB. Your doctor will be just fine. Your age does increase the risk of complications, but nothing your physician cannot handle.

He/she may refer you to a high risk OB (MFM) to see you several times during the pregnancy for a consultation, maybe genetic counseling (due to your age) and maybe a few extra ultrasounds due to your age.

You should be able to stay with your OB unless he no longer takes the insurance you now have. ...


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