Plaza Towers Ob-Gyn offers state-of-the-art high-risk obstetrics care to help women in the Santa Monica, CA, area ensure they and their babies stay healthy throughout pregnancy and delivery.
High-risk pregnancies are pregnancies in which the mother or baby or both have a higher chance of developing complications during pregnancy or delivery. Sometimes, preexisting health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes make your pregnancy high-risk right form the start. Other women may develop problems during pregnancy that can put their health or their baby's health at risk. Having regular prenatal exams is the best way to “catch” issues that could make your pregnancy a high risk. Some of the most common causes of high-risk pregnancies include:
hypertension of pregnancy (preeclampsia)
alcohol or drug use
carrying multiple babies in a single pregnancy
having multiple prior miscarriages
issues with the placenta or uterus
history of problems in prior pregnancies
Women with high-risk pregnancies are monitored very closely during pregnancy and delivery and provided with any additional care or treatment they may need to help keep them and their babies healthy. That can include ultrasounds to evaluate the uterus, blood work, genetic testing and lifestyle counseling to help them adopt healthier behaviors like losing weight or quitting smoking. Other tests for the baby include fetal heart ultrasound, amniocentesis, placental sampling and umbilical Doppler ultrasound. Women with high-risk pregnancies will also need to see the doctor more frequently. When health issues exist before pregnancy, it's a good idea to have counseling and care prior to pregnancy to potentially help minimize risks.
Many women with high-risk pregnancies deliver vaginally with no issues. Your doctor will be able to assess your need for a C-section closer to your delivery time.
"Dr. Lawrence Bruksch is a fabulous OB/GYN. I've been his patient for eighteen years and have been very pleased with his knowledge, care and professionalism."
"I've had to have a couple of procedures performed, and I felt comfortable in his hands. I would highly recommend him."
"Excellent!! I'm so happy they opened up a location in Westchester. The service is great and the doctors are amazing!"
"Dr. Chang is great, I highly recommend him. I gave birth to my son Luca under his care, I would go back with him again."
"I love going to appointments because they were so thoughtful and answered all my questions (and as a first time mom, I had a lot)."
"I highly recommend Dr. Bruksch for anyone who is seeking great care and a knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor."
"He answered all my questions, & then helped fix symptoms I thought couldn't be helped. I am now living much better than before & am appreciative that I saw Dr. Chang!"
"I love Plaza Towers! I've been going to this doc's office since 2008, they took care of both my pregnancies."
"I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone and we are truly forever thankful for his knowledge and for sincerely caring for us."
"They were all professional, efficient and were patient answering the zillion questions I had. I would recommend any doctor in this practice without exception."