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high-riskpregnancy

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Sometimes routine prenatal care isn’t enough to ensure the health of both mom and baby. When you and your baby need a little TLC, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are here with expertise in caring for high-risk pregnancies. 

Our high-risk pregnancy team includes maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, lactation consultants, and chaplains and counselors. So you and your baby will get the extra special care you deserve.

services & treatment

The multidisciplinary team of specialists at Aurora Maternal Metabolic Center includes a board-certified endocrinology physician with advanced training in reproductive medicine, as well as board-certified maternal fetal medicine physicians with expertise in medically complicated obstetrics and prenatal screening. We also offer education and counseling for diabetes, exercise and nutrition. 

Our high-risk pregnancy services include:
 
  • Genetic testing, including first-trimester screenings, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis
  • Genetic counseling, including evaluation if you’re preparing to be a mother over 35, if you already have children or family members with a genetic problem or birth defect, or if you have a high-risk pregnancy that was found through prenatal blood tests or ultrasound
  • First-trimester screening for birth defects using early ultrasound, second-trimester detailed sonography to screen for birth defects and third-trimester screening to check the baby’s size, the amount of amniotic fluid and placental flow
  • Pre-birth (antenatal) testing such as non-stress testing to check the baby's heart rate, biophysical profile to determine the baby’s well-being and amniotic fluid assessment to see how much fluid surrounds your baby
  • Special consultation during or before pregnancy if you have medical complications such as diabetes, chronic hypertension, renal disease or a history of difficult pregnancies
  • Consultation on management of pregnancies that are complicated by obstetrical or surgical conditions
  • Experienced, specialized care for women with diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes), thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or other endocrine issues 
  • Neonatal care in case your infant is born prematurely or has health risks. Level III neonatal intensive care units, with round-the-clock care available from neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists, offer the highest level of neonatal care to newborn infants with various degrees of complexity and risk. Level II intensive care nurseries are equipped to handle newborn complications with on-site 24/7 neonatal nurse practitioners – nurses who have advanced training and certification in newborn, high-risk care. We offer immediate response to any neonatal emergency and are supported by on-call neonatologists 24/7.

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