The common high risks to the mother in pregnancy

David Miller, MD Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, explains the most common complications during a pregnancy that affect the mother
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The common high risks to the mother in pregnancy

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What are some of the most common conditions in the mother that can complicate pregnancy? They come in major categories. One of the major categories would be chronic medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, or anemia or thyroid conditions, or asthma, or even cancer. Another major group of complications would be infectious complications, and that can range from infection of the lungs, like pneumonia or appendicitis, or hepatitis or even chickenpox or even HIV. A third major category is pregnancy-related complications, that is complications that are specifically related to pregnancy like pre-term labor, pre-term birth, pre-eclampsia and even pregnancy-related diabetes that we call gestational diabetes.

David Miller, MD Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, explains the most common complications during a pregnancy that affect the mother

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David Miller, MD

Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

David A. Miller, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  He is the Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Director of the CHLA-USC Institute for Maternal Fetal Health, a unique alliance of medical leaders from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC, specializing in interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of complex fetal abnormalities.  Dr. Miller graduated from USC, attended medical school at the University of Arkansas, did his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and came back to USC for fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Perinatology).  He has been a researcher, clinician and educator at USC for more than 20 years.  Dr. Miller has published extensively in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and has won numerous awards and honors including Best Doctors in America from 2001-present.

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