High Risk Obstetrics

J. David Edwards, MD -  - OB-GYN

J. David Edwards, MD

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

High Risk Obstetrics Specialist
Dr. J. David Edwards has provided high-risk obstetric services to women in and around Santa Monica, CA, since 1979. In his solo OB/GYN practice, J. David Edwards M.D. combines his extensive knowledge of high-risk obstetric services with advanced technology, including 2D and 3D ultrasound, fetal DNA testing, and amniocentesis to improve the outcomes for thousands of mothers and babies in the Santa Monica area.

High Risk Obstetrics Q & A

by J. David Edwards, MD

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is one where the mother or baby has an increased risk for a health problem. Existing health problems, age, lifestyle factors, and conditions of pregnancy increase the chances of a high-risk pregnancy. High-risk pregnancies can end in birth defects or serious health conditions for the mother or her baby.

Why might someone need high-risk obstetric services?

There are many reasons someone might need high-risk obstetric services like those provided by Dr. J. David Edwards. In some cases, parents have experience pregnancy loss in the past, are pregnant with multiple babies, have an underlying disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure, have a family or personal history, or are older. Women struggling with pregnancy conditions, such as fetal growth concerns, pre-term labor or placental problems benefit from high-risk obstetric services. In other cases, parents just need a little reassurance.

What high-risk obstetric services does Dr. J. David Edwards provide?

J. David Edwards M.D. provides a wide range of high-risk obstetric services that reduce the chances the mother or baby will suffer a health problem during pregnancy or delivery. These services may include:

  • Gestational dating ultrasound
  • Fetal DNA testing
  • Level II ultrasound, usually performed at 20 to 22 weeks gestation, gives a detailed evaluation of fetal anatomy
  • 3-D ultrasound to evaluate fetal anatomy
  • Fetal heart ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villus sampling
  • Growth ultrasound and umbilical cord doppler ultrasound
  • Biophysical profile ultrasound
  • Non-stress test including fetal heart rate monitoring

Contact the office of Dr. J. David Edwards to learn more about high-risk obstetric service in Santa Monica, CA. 

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