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Special Care Obstetrics

While we do our best to ensure your pregnancy, labor and delivery is a seamless and healthy experience, complications can arise.

On our nine-bed Special Care Obstetrics Unit our board-certified perinatologists and neonatologists provide 24-hour obstetrical consultation, high-risk pregnancy and delivery care to keep you and your little one as safe and healthy as possible.

High-risk Pregnancy Care

The dedicated physicians of Beacon Medical Group Maternal Fetal Medicine are specialists in high-risk pregnancy. These specialists (sometimes referred to as a Perinatologists) are physicians who complete a four year residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and then complete three years of additional training in Maternal Fetal Medicine, and become board certified in both fields. These specialists have extensive training in the management of pregnancy in women with serious medical problems such as pre-existing diabetes, high blood pressure, and lupus. Patients may be referred to a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist because of issues in the current pregnancy or past pregnancy complications.

In addition to advanced imaging and other services, we offer pre-conception counseling in the case of a complicated obstetrical history, previous pregnancy loss or chronic medical conditions as well as genetic counseling.

High-risk conditions we treat include:

  • Preterm labor or history of preterm labor
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension (preeclampsia)
  • Insulin-dependent or gestational diabetes
  • Medical complications such as lupus, chronic hypertension or renal disease
  • Blood group incompatibility
  • Bleeding problems
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Congenital abnormalities