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High Risk Obstetrics

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN & Breast Cancer Assessment located in Santa Monica, CA

High risk pregnancies require special attention for the mother and baby. Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD, FACOG provides high-risk obstetrics services to patients in and around Santa Monica, California. Dr. Amersi graduated medical school and completed her residency at University of California, San Francisco. Today, she enjoys hospital privileges at Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Amersi speaks both English and Spanish.

High Risk Obstetrics Q & A

What are High Risk Obstetric Services?

High-risk obstetric services provide advanced attention to address problems experienced by the mother or baby during pregnancy. The advanced care provided by Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD can improve the outcome for both mother and baby.

Who is Considered High Risk?

An obstetrician might consider a woman to have a high-risk pregnancy if the patient experiences pre-term labor or is likely to experience early labor because of multiple pregnancies, or a history of pre-term labor. Women with cervical weakening, uterine or placental abnormalities may have high-risk pregnancies, as can women who have a history of late-term pregnancy loss or stillbirths. Females over the age of 40, or who have pre-existing medical conditions such as including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease may be at greater risk for problems during pregnancy. Doctors will treat any pregnancy where the baby shows signs of genetic disorders or other anomalies as high-risk. 

Why Does Experience Count?

Experience in high-risk obstetrics improves pregnancy outcome for both mother and baby. High-risk obstetric practitioners like Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD have the training, experience and available tools to properly diagnose and treat conditions that increase the risk for problems during pregnancy and delivery. High-risk obstetric services use state-of-the-art technology, such as ultrasounds, non-stress tests, biophysical profiles, Doppler velocimetry, fetal echocardiography, genetic counseling and more to provide optimal outcomes for families. Other advanced services include first-trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities, sometimes known as an ultrascreen, Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS), and amniocentesis.

Dr. Shamsah Amersi MD has the experience and training high-risk obstetrics patients in Santa Monica, CA need for happy, healthy pregnancies.


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We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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