Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous and exciting time, but when something goes wrong, a calm hand to guide women through the days ahead is critical. Dr. Samuel Bharksuwan at Pinecroft OBGYN in Spring, Texas, takes a proactive approach to helping Houston area women dealing with high-risk pregnancies. His compassion combined with his expertise help his patients achieve a positive result even while dealing with a high level of risk.
High-risk pregnancies are pregnancies involving complications that put the baby or the mother's health and well being at risk. Some common high-risk complications include:
Some of these complications are known at the beginning of pregnancy, while others are discovered with prenatal testing throughout the pregnancy. Dr. Bharksuwan can help women understand what their risk is and what testing is necessary to help protect themselves and their babies.
Women who've been diagnosed with a high-risk condition will have more visits during their pregnancy than normal. Some types of risk require more blood pressure, ultrasound, or non-stress tests. Dr. Bharksuwan may also test a woman's urine more frequently if she has complications.
Some risks can't be avoided. Genetic problems, preexisting health conditions, and certain conditions like placenta previa happen regardless of a woman's lifestyle while pregnant. Other complications, like high blood pressure, may respond to healthy lifestyle changes. Women should avoid taking drugs or drinking alcohol, get plenty of exercise if their condition allows, take prenatal vitamins, and follow all recommendations from Dr. Bharksuwan.
The answer to this depends on the nature of the risk. Fetal complications, like genetic factors, don't affect future pregnancies. Maternal health risks, like hypertension or a history of preterm labor, can affect future pregnancies. Women should always discuss with Dr. Bharksuwan complications they had in past pregnancies to rule out future risk.
Sometimes a woman with a higher risk pregnancy will need to see a maternal-fetal specialist, which is a doctor who has extra training in managing high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Bharksuwan will help his patients determine if they need the help of this specialist. When a woman visits a maternal-fetal specialist, Dr. Bharksuwan continues to be her primary doctor, while the specialist provides extra monitoring and recommendations. For more information about high-risk pregnancies, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bharksuwan.
At the office of Dr. Bharksuwan, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Dr. Bharksuwan has been my OBGYN for almost 8 years and I will continue to go to him. He has always taken extra precautions to keep me/my child healthy."
"Dr. Bharksuwan is a wonderful OBGYN. He is very thorough and caring. The staff is great!"
"I honestly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bharksuwan. He treated me like I was the only patient he had and went above and beyond to answer questions."
"He has excellent bedside manner and is concerned for the patient's overall well-being and goals."
"Dr. Bharksuwan is the best female doctor that I have ever seen. I really appreciated the time he spent explaining things to me."