As a top-ranked obstetrician and gynecologist in Southern California, Dr. Bardowell uses advanced treatment techniques and testing to care for women in and around Burbank, CA, who are facing high-risk pregnancies, including identifying pregnancy-related risks and helping to reduce the likelihood of complications during pregnancy and delivery.
High-risk pregnancies are those that involve increased health risks to the mother, the baby or both during pregnancy or delivery. Many health conditions or circumstances can be considered high-risk; some of the most common include:
diabetes before pregnancy or diabetes developing during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
high blood pressure (hypertension) before pregnancy or developing during pregnancy (preeclampsia)
smoking or drug or alcohol use
carrying twins or more
having several prior miscarriages
pregnancy that occurs over age 35
These issues and many others can be detected with regular testing like blood work, urinalysis, and ultrasounds during pregnancy, or through the medical history provided during your first office visit. Be sure to be thorough when completing your medical history, since it does play an important role in identifying some potential risk factors.
Ensuring you're as healthy as possible prior to becoming pregnant is vitally important to your health and the baby's health. Stop smoking and using drugs or alcohol, maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet. During pregnancy, continue your healthy living habits and keep all your prenatal visits so you can have the tests you need to ensure optimal health all the way through pregnancy, for both you and your baby.
Your blood pressure will be measured at every office visit to help ensure it stays within healthy limits. Steps you can take to keep your blood pressure under control include quitting smoking and avoiding alcohol, staying active and eating a balanced diet that's low in sodium (salt).
We accept most PPO plans, including the following insurance for both current and new patients. Please contact your insurance plan for specific coverage information by calling the telephone number listed on your insurance identification card.
"Dr. Bardowell and his staff have been an amazing choice for me, I'm now 30 weeks pregnant and I would highly recommend Dr. Bardowell to anyone who's expecting."
"Dr. Bardowell is an amazing OB! He has been my doctor with both of my pregnancies and has just been the best!"
"Dr. Bardowell is kind, makes you feel comfortable and is great at answering any and all questions you may have."
"I am so grateful to Dr. Bardowell for giving me such a wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning to him for future pregnancies."
"Dr. Bardowell is absolutely amazing. I have been seeing him since my first child in 2008 and am now on my third child and going to deliver in 5 days."
"Best doctor! I just delivered on 1/13/2015 and couldn't ask for anyone else to deliver my precious baby! He is very patient, caring and understanding."
"I cannot say enough about how wonderful this Doctor is and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an OB/GYN."
His visitations are extremely reasonable, he has a big heart , he's there to help you but not to get your money, in my opinion he is a SUPER DOCTOR."
"His bedside manner illustrates a love for his practice, and a deep understanding of the complex human emotions that come hand-in-hand with carrying a pregnancy."