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High Risk Pregnancy Specialist

John Gomes, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Healthcare Of Garden City

John Gomes, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY

If you’re pregnant and have risk factors for pregnancy complications, rely on exceptional obstetrics and gynecology physician John Gomes, MD, at Women's Healthcare of Garden City. He specializes in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies at his office in Garden City, New York. Call 516-222-8883 to schedule an appointment today.

High Risk Pregnancy Q & A

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

High-risk pregnancy occurs in women with risk factors for pregnancy complications. This might include the risk of preterm birth, congenital birth defects, miscarriage, stillbirth, or difficult labor and delivery. Dr. Gomes cares for many women with high-risk pregnancies to ensure they receive the best care possible. 

What constitutes a high-risk pregnancy?

Your pregnancy is often classified as high-risk if you:

  • Are over 35
  • Smoke
  • Drink alcohol 
  • Use illicit drugs
  • Have pregnancy complications
  • Are carrying more than one fetus
  • Have a chronic health condition
  • Have a history of pregnancy complications

Medical conditions that can make a pregnancy riskier include carrying excess weight, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, epilepsy, infections, and heart conditions.

What should I expect during high-risk pregnancy visits?

Dr. Gomes tailors every appointment to each patient, but you could expect, a physical examination, lab work, or other diagnostic procedures. He prioritizes frequent visits and easy communication — even when you’re not in the office — to ensure the highest level of care.

Throughout your pregnancy, you meet with Dr. Gomes for evaluations and care as needed. Women's Healthcare of Garden City offers prenatal testing, gestational diabetes screening, on-site ultrasounds to assess your baby’s health, and fetal heart rate monitoring. Dr. Gomes can help you manage a chronic disease if you have one.

When should I see my doctor during a high-risk pregnancy?

Dr. Gomes may suggest more frequent doctor’s visits for high-risk pregnancies.

Call the Women's Healthcare of Garden City office if you experience watery vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, changes in fetal movement, pelvic pain, or severe headaches. 

See Dr. Gomes if you have burning or pain with urination, dizziness, fever, chills, vomiting, vision problems, or sudden swelling in your face, fingers, or hands. If needed, he may suggest bed rest to give you and your baby the best chance of staying healthy. 

If you have a high-risk pregnancy and desire exceptional OB/GYN care, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gomes at Women's Healthcare of Garden City by calling 516-222-8883.