Episode 56: Navigating a High-Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Jenny Summers, NICU Babies parent SUpport Podcast, hand to hols

Guest: Dr. Jenny Summers, OB/GYN & Assistant Professor, UT Dell Medical School

No high risk pregnancy is the same. Dr. Summers joins me for a conversation about mitigating the risks and knowing what to do when they occur.

In this episode, we chat about:

  • What defines a high-risk pregnancy and what places a woman in that category?
  • If you have some of those risks, what should you look for in an OB/GYN to give you proper care and attention?
  • What are some things women can do to mitigate the risks of a high-risk pregnancy?
  • When should a women consider meds, therapy (or both) during or after a high-risk pregnancy?
  • What are the delivery options for pregnancies that are considered high-risk?
  • How can a woman improve the communication between her regular OB and her maternal fetal medicine (MFM) doctor?
  • What’s the best advice for a high-risk mama?

Dr. Jenny Summers is a Texan born and raised, who loves working with women throughout every stage in life in women’s health. She is a longhorn and a former child life specialist, who completed her medical school at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and her residency training at UT Southwestern, serving as chief resident during her fourth year. She has completed a gynecologic advanced pelvic and robotic fellowship.  She currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas Dell Medical School and has been awarded a Rising Star as one of Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors for the past 4 years.

Connect with Dr. Summers:

Instagram: @womenpartnersinhealth

Websites: Women’s Health Texas – Austin / Austin OBGYN

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