High-Risk Pregnancy Care and Management


Meridian Mark Office

5445 Meridian Mark Rd, NE
Suite 430
Atlanta, GA 30342

Office Hours


8:00 am – 4:00 pm


8:00 am – 4:00 pm


8:00 am – 4:00 pm


8:00 am – 4:00 pm


7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Saturday – Sunday


Managing potential complications that could impact the health of either the mother or the baby is the primary concern in high-risk pregnancies. This necessitates specialized care and close monitoring to optimize outcomes. This involves addressing pre-existing medical conditions, mitigating risks, and providing comprehensive support throughout pregnancy.

Welcome to Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, where we prioritize your health and well-being, especially during high-risk pregnancies. Our compassionate team understands the unique challenges and concerns that come with a high-risk pregnancy, and we are here to provide you with exceptional care every step of the way.

Understanding High-Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy refers to any pregnancy that poses potential risks to the mother or the baby. 

There are many factors that contribute to high-risk pregnancy like placenta previa, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and more. Some  of the most common, however, are:

Advanced Maternal Age: Pregnancy at an older age, typically over the age of 35, can increase the risk of complications such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and chromosomal abnormalities.

Pre-existing Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, autoimmune diseases, and heart conditions can increase the risk of complications during pregnancy and require specialized management.

Multiple Pregnancies: Carrying twins, triplets, or higher-order multiples can increase the risk of complications such as preterm birth, low birth weight, and preeclampsia due to the added strain on the mother’s body.

Complications During Previous Pregnancies: Women who have experienced complications in previous pregnancies, such as preterm birth, preeclampsia, placental problems, or miscarriages, may be at higher risk for similar complications in subsequent pregnancies, requiring closer monitoring and management.

Again, there are so many other risk factors for high-risk pregnancies. That’s why it’s important to work closely with an experience OB-GYN so that they can safely guide you through it.

If you are deemed high risk for pregnancy by any of our doctors, rest assured that our high risk pregnancy center’s team will develop a personalized care plan to help you mitigate any potential complications.

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Comprehensive Services for High-Risk Pregnancy

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At Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, we offer a wide range of services tailored to meet the needs of women facing high-risk pregnancies. From specialized prenatal care to advanced monitoring and diagnostic procedures, our goal is to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your baby. Our services include but are not limited to:

Comprehensive Prenatal Care: Our experienced obstetricians provide personalized prenatal care tailored to your specific needs, including regular check-ups, screenings, and monitoring to detect and address any potential complications early on.

Fetal Monitoring and Ultrasound: We utilize state-of-the-art technology for fetal monitoring and ultrasound imaging to closely monitor the development and well-being of your baby throughout the pregnancy.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Consultations: Our team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists provides expert consultations and care for women with high-risk pregnancies, offering advanced expertise in managing complex medical conditions and pregnancy-related complications.

Our comprehensive services are designed to meet your individual needs and ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy journey. Trust Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists to provide the expert care and support you deserve during this important time in your life.

Meet Our Doctors

Our team of highly skilled obstetricians and gynecologists is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care to women with high-risk pregnancies.
Yvette M Smith MD FACOG MPH Atlanta Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialists

Yvette M. Smith, MD, FACOG, MPH

Dr. Yvette M. Smith is a partner physician with the practice, bringing over three decades of experience in women's health. With a focus on patient education and empowerment, Dr. Smith is passionate about providing personalized care and supporting her patients in making informed healthcare decisions.

Juanita Wyatt Hathaway MD FACOG Atlanta Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialists

Juanita Wyatt-Hathaway, MD, FACOG

Dr. Juanita Wyatt-Hathaway, known as Dr. Hathaway, is a partner physician with extensive experience in obstetrics and gynecology. She is committed to establishing strong patient-doctor relationships and believes in the importance of laughter and empathy in healthcare.

Valerie Leah Johnson MD FACOG Atlanta Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialists

Valerie “Leah” Johnson, MD, FACOG

Dr. Valerie “Leah” Johnson is a partner physician specializing in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, including robotic fibroid surgeries. With a focus on patient-centered care, Dr. Johnson is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate support to her patients.

Sarah Jeffers MD FACOG Atlanta Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialists

Sarah Jeffers, MD, FACOG

Dr. Sarah Jeffers is a partner physician with a passion for obstetrics and long-term patient care. Dedicated to empowering her patients through education and support, Dr. Jeffers strives to create a comfortable and trusting environment for women during pregnancy and childbirth.

Tressa Levenson MD FACOG Atlanta Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialists

Tressa Levenson, MD, FACOG

Dr. Tressa Levenson is committed to providing personalized care to women during important moments in their lives, such as pregnancy and childbirth. With a compassionate and understanding approach, Dr. Levenson strives to make her patients feel supported and empowered throughout their healthcare journey.

Tanya Dannemann MD FACOG Atlanta Obstetrics And Gynecology Specialists

Tanya Dannemann, MD, FACOG

Dr. Tanya Dannemann is an Atlanta native with a strong focus on patient-centered care and quality improvement. With a background in perinatal quality committee work, Dr. Dannemann is dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for her patients and their families.

Our high-risk pregnancy doctors have extensive experience in managing high-risk pregnancies and are committed to providing the health and safety of both mother and baby throughout the pregnancy journey.

Why Our High-Risk Pregnancy Center Stands Out

At Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, we understand the importance of a supportive and nurturing environment for women facing high-risk pregnancies. Our state-of-the-art facilities, combined with our compassionate and knowledgeable staff, make us a trusted choice for high risk pregnancy care in the Atlanta area. 

We prioritize open communication, patient education, and personalized care to empower you to make informed decisions about your health and the health of your baby.

Preparing for Your High-Risk Pregnancy Consultation

Preparing for a high-risk pregnancy consultation can feel overwhelming, but rest assured that our team is here to guide you every step of the way. 

  • Gather relevant medical records. Before your high risk pregnancy consultation, collect any relevant medical records, including previous pregnancy history, medical conditions, and any recent test results.
  • Prepare a list of questions and concerns. Take some time to jot down any questions or concerns you may have regarding your high-risk pregnancy. This will help ensure that you address all your concerns during the consultation.
  • Discuss your medical history. Be prepared to discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider, including any pre-existing medical conditions, previous pregnancies, surgeries, and medications you are currently taking.
  • Review previous pregnancies, if any. Reflect on any complications or issues you may have experienced during previous pregnancies, as this information can be valuable for your healthcare provider in developing a personalized care plan.
  • Share your preferences. Consider any preferences you may have regarding your high risk pregnancy care, such as birthing options, pain management preferences, or specific cultural or religious considerations.
  • Bring a support person. Consider bringing a support person with you to the consultation, such as a partner, family member, or friend, for emotional support and to help remember important details discussed during the appointment.
  • Stay informed. Take the time to educate yourself about high risk pregnancy and any specific conditions or complications you may be facing. Being informed will empower you to actively participate in your healthcare decisions.
  • Stay positive. While preparing for a high risk pregnancy consultation can feel overwhelming, remember that our team is here to support you every step of the way. Stay positive and trust that you are in capable hands.

Our goal is to ensure that you feel informed, supported, and empowered throughout your high-risk pregnancy journey.

Schedule Your High-Risk Pregnancy Consultation

If you are facing a high-risk pregnancy or have concerns about your pregnancy, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality care and support to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.

Atlanta Office

5445 Meridian Mark Rd, NE Suite 430
Atlanta, GA 30342
TEL: (404) 252-5196
FAX: (404) 252-2414

Alpharetta Office

3400 Old Milton Pkwy Bldg C,
Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30005
TEL: (770) 667-7440
FAX: (770) 667-7425

High-Risk Pregnancy FAQs

Advanced maternal age, pre-existing medical conditions, multiple pregnancies, complications during previous pregnancies.
Through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and specialized prenatal screening tests, such as ultrasound and blood tests.
Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placental problems, preterm birth, low birth weight, and fetal growth restriction.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), genetic counseling and testing, fetal monitoring with ultrasound, and other specialized diagnostic tests as recommended by your healthcare provider.
Typically, women with high-risk pregnancies may need more frequent prenatal visits, often every two to four weeks, to closely monitor the pregnancy and address any potential complications.
Maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs, managing pre-existing medical conditions, and following your healthcare provider’s recommendations.
Genetic counseling provides information and support to individuals or couples who have an increased risk of having a baby with a genetic disorder or birth defect, helping them make informed decisions about their pregnancy and future family planning.
With proper medical care, monitoring, and support from healthcare providers specializing in high-risk pregnancies, many high-risk pregnancies can be managed successfully, leading to healthy outcomes for both mother and baby.
Depending on the specific circumstances of the pregnancy, labor and delivery may require additional monitoring and interventions to ensure the safety of both mother and baby, which will be discussed and planned with your healthcare team.
Support groups, educational materials, online resources, specialized medical centers, and community organizations dedicated to supporting women with high-risk pregnancies and their families.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists or book online through our website.

We look forward to supporting you on your high-risk pregnancy journey.