Caring for High-Risk Mothers and Newborns
The outcome of most high-risk pregnancies today can be improved significantly with skilled intervention. Perinatologists (specialists in high-risk pregnancy) of Jefferson's Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Philadelphia can help you manage or reduce possible complications if you are considered a high-risk pregnancy.
Working closely with our perinatologists is a dedicated team of obstetricians, genetics professionals, neonatologists and nurse specialists.
Why Choose Jefferson Perinatologists in Philadelphia for Your High-Risk Pregnancy?
Our Division has more perinatologists than any other high-risk pregnancy practice in the Philadelphia region and is one of the few hospitals in the Delaware Valley with the capability of providing intensive care for both high-risk mothers and newborns through our partnership with the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
If you choose to deliver your baby at Jefferson, you have the comfort of knowing you will not be separated from your newborn if he or she requires critical care following delivery.
Our perinatologists utilize the following diagnostic procedures:
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) – a method of prenatal diagnosis, which has been utilized since 1983. The major benefit of CVS is that it provides genetic diagnostic information early in the pregnancy.
- State-of-the-art ultrasound equipment
- Fetal echocardiography – a specialized ultrasound test performed during pregnancy to evaluate the position, size, function and rhythm of the unborn baby's heart. Sound waves reflect or "echo" off of the different moving structures of the heart to give a real-time image that you will see and hear on the TV monitor.
- 3-D ultrasounds
- Fetal therapy – complete diagnostic services and care for a wide range of possible genetic and anatomic abnormalities
- Genetic testing – provides critical information for certain couples who are trying to make important decisions regarding reproduction and pregnancy management
Our Preconception Counseling Program is ideal for women with chronic medical conditions or for those who have experienced complications in a previous pregnancy. Our specialists may be able to plan and help you achieve a healthy pregnancy in the future.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Office Location
834 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107