Plaza Towers OBGYN -  - OB-GYN

Plaza Towers OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA & Santa Monica, CA

High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

Women with high risk pregnancies need special care and evaluation. Dr. Bruksch provides the most advanced screening and care techniques to ensure pregnant women and their developing babies stay as healthy as possible and to reduce complications associated with pregnancy and delivery.

High Risk Pregnancy Q&A

What causes a high risk pregnancy?

Many issues can factor into a high risk pregnancy, some of which can be controlled and some which cannot be controlled. Some of the most common contributing factors include:

  • obesity

  • smoking

  • older maternal age

  • pre-existing medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes

  • medical conditions that develop during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes and hypertension of pregnancy (sometimes referred to as preeclampsia)

  • medical treatments such as chemotherapy

  • hormone-related problems and medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • uterine fibroids, polyps or adhesions (scar tissue)

  • having had more than one or two prior miscarriages

  • being pregnant with more than one baby

Does a high risk pregnancy mean I'll need to have a C-section?

Not necessarily; many women with high risk pregnancies are still able to deliver vaginally. If you have concerns about having to have a C-section, you should talk about your concerns with Dr. Bruksch as early in your pregnancy as possible. The decision of whether you'll need to undergo a C-section will be made when you get closer to your due date and will be based on test results and other issues.

How does Dr. Bruksch care for women with high risk pregnancies?

Dr. Bruksch uses the most advanced testing techniques to monitor women and their developing babies so he can evaluate risks on an ongoing basis. Most women with high risk pregnancies will need to be evaluated more frequently, and they may also need additional testing n a regular basis to keep an eye on their condition and ensure the risks they're experiencing don't become worse. For women who have genetic concerns, Dr. Bruksch can help you decide if genetic testing is right for you, and if so, which kind of testing is appropriate.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "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."

    Jena J.
  • Yelp

    "I've had to have a couple of procedures performed, and I felt comfortable in his hands. I would highly recommend him."

    Kitty A.
  • Yelp

    "Excellent!! I'm so happy they opened up a location in Westchester. The service is great and the doctors are amazing!"

    Kathryn B.
  • Yelp

    "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."

    Barbara RV.
  • Yelp

    "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)."

    C. Nangle
  • Yelp

    "I highly recommend Dr. Bruksch for anyone who is seeking great care and a knowledgeable and trustworthy doctor."

    Sadie S.
  • RateMDs

    "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!"

    Patient
  • RateMDs

    "I love Plaza Towers! I've been going to this doc's office since 2008, they took care of both my pregnancies."

    DG.
  • Yelp

    "I would recommend Dr Chang to anyone and we are truly forever thankful for his knowledge and for sincerely caring for us."

    Adriana R.
  • Yelp

    "They were all professional, efficient and were patient answering the zillion questions I had. I would recommend any doctor in this practice without exception."

    Kate A.
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