The Obstetrics program cares for women before, during, and after the childbirth process. Prenatal care is provided by a variety of fully trained practitioners including ob/gyn physicians, family medicine specialists, and certified nurse midwives. Dedicated anesthesiologists are present full time for labor and delivery services.
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Maternal Fetal Medicine
The medical staff provides a full range of obstetric services for women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy, including primary obstetrical care and consultative services. Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Neonatal Intensive Care unit is staffed full time by pediatric newborn specialists known as neonatologists.
The Center Offers Specialized Expertise in the Following Areas:
- Pregnancy complicated by cervical insufficiency, preterm labor, fetal abnormalities, or multiple gestation;
- Complications to mother's health including mothers over 35 years of age, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, HIV, lupus, or Sickle Cell Disease; and
- History of pregnancy or childbirth complicated by recurrent miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or fetal growth abnormality.
The Center Offers Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Programs for:
- Diabetes in pregnancy
- HIV in pregnancy (Positive Hope program)
- Addiction in pregnancy
Antenatal Testing Services include: First and second trimester screening for fetal abnormalities
- Genetic counseling, due to factors including:
- advanced maternal age (more than 35 years old)
- personal or family history of a birth defect, genetic disorder, or mental retardation
- abnormal maternal serum screening
- ultrasound anomalies
- ancestry-based carrier screening (i.e. sickle cell and cystic fibrosis carriers)
- consanguinity (couple is related by blood)
- exposure to medications, drugs, alcohol, radiation, or infections (teratogens)
- recurrent pregnancy loss or infertility