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Why Prevea Maternal Fetal Medicine?

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We work closely with you and your OB/GYN or midwife

We’re here for the unexpected—every step of the way.

Your miracle in the making is precious, and it’s our mission to provide the best chance for a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. We work closely with you and your OB/GYN or midwife to create a plan of care specifically designed for your health care needs.
Early diagnosis and management of high risk pregnancy

Early diagnosis and management of high risk pregnancy

With the expert knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to determine if mom or baby is high risk, Prevea Maternal Fetal Medicine is dedicated to diagnosing and treating complications as early as possible.
expert board-certified neonatologists located in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NICU available, just steps away.

In the event your baby would need special care after delivery, we work with an expert board-certified neonatologists located in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), connected to the Women and Infant’s Center at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital.

 

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Key services

  • Advanced imaging, including 3D and 4D ultrasound
  • Diagnosis and treatment of high risk pregnancy complications, such as
    • Diabetes (gestational diabetes)
    • High blood pressure (hypertension)
    • Epilepsy
    • Thyroid disorder 
    • Lupus
  • Genetic consultation, testing and counseling
  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • The latest advancements in screening and diagnostic tests
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What is considered a high risk pregnancy? 

Every woman hopes for a healthy pregnancy. But sometimes challenges arise. When those challenges mean the mother, baby, or both have a higher-than-average chance of experiencing complications, the pregnancy is considered high-risk. Age, health, genetics and past pregnancy outcomes all affect your
risk for complications. Medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can also complicate your pregnancy. You may be referred to a maternal fetal medicine physician if:
  • Your OB/GYN or midwife determines you have a complicated pregnancy
  • You are carrying twins, or more
  • You have a history of miscarriages
  • Your water breaks early
  • You have a personal history of a chronic medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure

If your OB/GYN or midwife determines you have a complicated pregnancy, he or she will talk with you about possible risks and help you learn about all your treatment options. Throughout your pregnancy journey, you will work with a dedicated team of professionals who will provide you with the best care for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.