At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, the doctors and staff specialize in the high-risk obstetrical care for their patients who may have difficult pregnancies in McKinney, TX and the greater DFW area. All the physicians at Craig Ranch OB-GYN trained at some of the best training hospitals in the country and are well versed in high risk pregnancies.
A pregnancy can be determined to be "high-risk" for several reasons. It could be a condition with the Mom, the fetus, the placenta, or a combination of those. Conditions like gestational diabetes, hypertension, anemia, severe infections, or abnormal bleeding due to a problem with the uterus are all reasons for "high-risk" status. Women who develop an infection or become dehydrated during pregnancy can eventually be put in a position where the health of the unborn child is at risk. The doctor may take preventative measures such as weekly doctor's visits or prolonged bed rest until the child is delivered. If a health condition becomes so severe that it endangers the life of the mother or the child, the doctor may choose to induce labor.
When a high-risk pregnancy develops the first step a doctor may take is to perform an ultrasound to determine how the child is growing. The doctor will also begin to monitor the health of both the mother and the child very closely to observe any potential problems as they develop. A Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor is often consulted to assist with the management of many of the high-risk pregnancies at Craig Ranch.
As a woman's age increases, so does her risk of having a problematic pregnancy. Once a woman reaches the age of 40, her body has started to transition towards menopause. Her hormone levels are different than they were when she was younger and her bodily functions have started to slow down. This can mean its ability to support and sustain a fetus may be more difficult. Her general health will be a determining factor in how well her body handles the pregnancy. With proper nutritional support and healthy lifestyle habits, she should not experience any major issues, but her doctor will closely monitor each stage of the pregnancy.
"The office facility is very clean and you are always greeted."
"I absolutely love going to Craig Ranch OB/GYN. I have been going there for over 7 years. The staff is very welcoming and friendly."
"I like the atmosphere of the office, and have never have waited too long for my appointment."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel really comfortable. They took time and actually listened to me and were able to answer my questions."
"Very compassionate and will sit listen as you express concerns. Highly recommend. EVERYONE from the doctors to the front desk staff are fabulous!"
"Dr. Joyner was so thorough, kind and took time to explain things. She made me feel very at ease and made a dreaded appointment very bearable!"
"Dr. Shea Joyner is professional and friendly; she is thorough, listens to concerns and offers sound advice/options."
"I felt that my discussion with my doctor was excellent, & the nurse welcoming, especially as she asked me about my infertility issues. Overall I had a good experience."
"The appointment went good as usual and my gyn is the best!"
"I really liked that she listened to my past medical history and gave me some options to try... She was extremely helpful, informative and understanding."
"She has helped me get pregnant and stay pregnant after recurring miscarriages."
"... I've gone over a month without one single headache triggered useless organs. Thank you Dr. Robert!"
"She was always upbeat, easy to talk to and very welcoming, especially to my husband. He always felt like he was a part of the process and not just "in the room"."
"Dr. Derrick did both of my c-sections and she did a great job. I didn't feel anything before, during, or after the c-section."
"I had some issues and Dr. Derrick was the first doctor I saw, she made me feel a lot better. She was able to listen to what I had to say and was trying to help me out."
"I can't say enough how much I love Dr. Derrick and the entire Craig Ranch OBGYN office...Dr. Derrick delivered my baby and she is about as sweet as they come!"
"Dr. Derrick spent more time with me in one visit than a previous Dr. had spent during an entire pregnancy!"
"Got an awesome present from our favorite doctor today! Hadlee loves her new blanket and can't wait to see everyone again in two weeks. #baidwanisthebest"
"I have referred many friends here. They are all so amazing and compassionate when it comes to your personal health. Thank you so much for being my doctor."
"Everyone I met that day greeted me with a smile and made me feel comfortable. They took the time and actually listened to me and were able to answer any questions."
"He became my OB during the middle of my third pregnancy for the delivery my son and we absolutely love him! He really takes the time out and makes you feel comfortable."