Advanced care for high-risk pregnancies in Frankfort

If you are over 35 years old, carrying multiples or have a condition such as lupus or gestational diabetes, your pregnancy can be considered high-risk—and you may need a higher level of care during pregnancy and birth.

It's natural to worry about complications. But you can take comfort in knowing the support you need is available here at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Through our innovative telemedicine program, our OB/GYNs partner with some of central Kentucky's leading maternal-fetal medicine doctors (also known as perinatologists). Together, we coordinate the special monitoring and care you and your baby need to stay healthy.

To learn more about our high-risk pregnancy services, you can speak to a registered nurse 24/7 by calling (877) 376-2631.

We provide more than just care for complicated pregnancies. We also provide peace of mind. Families depend on us for:

  • Care that's high-tech and high-touch. Our telemedicine program connects us with top maternal-fetal medicine specialists for real-time evaluations. They collaborate with a team that includes your regular OB/GYN, genetic counselors, experienced nurses and other healthcare professionals, helping to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your baby.
  • Specialized newborn care. Our Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides around-the-clock care for babies who are born prematurely or with a minor health problem. And if your baby needs more assistance for a serious or life-threatening condition, we'll arrange for safe transport to a higher level of care.
  • Comprehensive services you deserve. We keep you and your baby safe and healthy by coordinating access to services such as preconception counseling, genetic testing, fetal diagnostic procedures, hospital care and delivery planning.

High-risk pregnancy conditions

Pregnancy is deemed high risk if a condition gives you and/or your baby a greater-than-normal chance of complications. These complications could occur during pregnancy or after labor and delivery.

Maternal-fetal care is available for many conditions and situations, including:

  • Carrying twins, triplets or multiples
  • Pre-existing medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, lupus and HIV
  • Medical problems that develop during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and preterm labor
  • History of miscarriage or other pregnancy complications
  • Substance use during pregnancy
  • Placenta problems, including placenta previa, placenta accreta or placental abruption
  • Fetal growth or development problems
  • Personal or family history of genetic conditions
  • Personal or family history of birth abnormalities