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Family Birth Center — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • A high-risk pregnancy is when the mother or baby has a condition that needs monitoring because it may cause health problems.
  • Multiple Births

    Twins, triplets, multiple births: These terms all mean that you are having more than one baby. Thanks to ultrasounds and other prenatal tests, women and their doctors now know in advance if a woman is expecting multiples. This allows doctors time to provide specialized prenatal care and plan for the babies’ deliveries.
  • Placenta previa occurs when the placenta grows in the lower part of the uterus during the later stages of pregnancy. This can partially or entirely block the cervix (the passage to the birth canal) and lead to bleeding.
  • Postpartum Depression

    Postpartum depression is depression that a woman experiences after childbirth. It should not be confused with the brief period of “baby blues” that many new mothers experience: Postpartum depression lasts longer and is more serious. Common symptoms include insomnia, frequent crying, thoughts of self-harm or harming the baby, and others.