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High-Risk Care

The Expert Care You Need for High-Risk Pregnancies


Many mothers experience no serious health issues during pregnancy. But sometimes, challenges come up that can affect your health or the health of your unborn baby.

If this happens during your pregnancy, MultiCare’s high-risk pregnancy care can give you the extra special prenatal care and attention you need.

If you’re experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, your healthcare provider can refer you to receive specialized services. These services include:

A Team of MultiCare Specialists Working Together

When you face special challenges in your pregnancy, you want the best possible care from top doctors.

Your team of experts may include MultiCare maternal-fetal medicine specialists, diabetes experts, nutritionists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric surgeons, other pediatric subspecialists, and neonatologists who will work with your obstetrician to care for you throughout your pregnancy.

Personalized Care for Special Moms and Babies

During a high-risk pregnancy, there are enough uncertainties. We help give you peace of mind by outlining your care visits in a personalized high-risk pregnancy care plan.

This plan will be based on the latest clinical evidence and best practices in pregnancy care.

The Diabetes Care Program and High-Risk Pregnancies

With as many as 100 million Americans having either prediabetes or diabetes, this condition is a common concern during pregnancy.

Whether you have preexisting diabetes or have developed gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, MultiCare’s Diabetes Program offers services to help, including:

  • A diabetes care coordinator who will guide you through care during your pregnancy
  • A convenient, new home-based glucose monitoring solution that allows you to upload glucose readings from wherever you are to your electronic health record for your care team to monitor on an ongoing basis
  • A Personalized Diabetes Guidebook with various resources, tips and tools created especially for you
  • MultiCare’s 24/7 HealthConnect web portal, which provides answers to frequently asked questions, a moms-and-babies Facebook group and other e-tools and resources
  • My Pregnancy, a personalized, computer-based dashboard that will allow you to track your progress, view an online calendar of upcoming appointments and interact with your providers
  • The ability to make all of your diabetes-related appointments in advance to best fit your schedule

It’s All About You and Your Baby

Our high-risk pregnancy care team is here for you and your baby at every step of your pregnancy. That means you have access to high-quality medical care, classes and special services, plus the full resources of the MultiCare Health System.

These include:

Our 70-bed Level IV NICU can provide the highest level of medical care and support for your newborn born before 32 weeks gestation. If your baby is born outside of Tacoma General but still needs a high level of care, we are able to transport them with ground transport service, as well as air transport via helicopter and fixed wing aircraft.

You’ll also have the peace of mind of knowing that at MultiCare — like no other health system in the area — you will benefit from the combined resources of expert MultiCare obstetricians and pediatric specialists through Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.