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High-Risk Obstetrics

Some women face challenging medical circumstances during their pregnancy and it's important to have a team of medical professionals to turn to for expert care.

The high-risk obstetrics group (maternal fetal medicine) at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center focuses on helping women through challenging pregnancies by providing the most advanced level of specialized medical care and services. Our board-certified physicians are highly trained to care for you before, during, and after your pregnancy and to make your delivery as comfortable and healthy as possible.

In addition, if for any reason you need specialized medical attention prior to the birth of your baby, St. Elizabeth's has dedicated antepartum care. We understand that spending time in the hospital can be stressful which is why our nurses and volunteers ensure special effort to make any time spent in the hospital prior to delivery is as restful or productive as possible.

The high-risk obstetrics team at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center has extensive experience successfully helping women with medical and obstetrical complications, including:

  • Advanced maternal age
  • Cervical incompetence
  • History of mid-trimester and recurrent first-trimester loss
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Multiple gestations
  • Pregnancies achieved through assisted reproductive technology
  • Premature labor and delivery
  • Previous Caesarian section

Treatment methods include:

  • Management of medical and obstetrical complications
  • Maternal intensive care, including management of severe maternal medical disease, such as previous organ transplantation, lupus, cardiac disease, hypertension, or severe diabetes
  • Management of multiple gestation, anomalies, intrauterine growth retardation, premature labor and delivery, previous Cesarean section, and pregnancies achieved through assisted reproductive technology
  • History of mid-trimester loss, cervical incompetence and DES exposure
  • Fetal blood transfusions
  • Fetal therapy, including medical and surgical interventions of fetal abnormalities

In addition, St. Elizabeth's offers some of the regions most advanced prenatal diagnosis, screenings and treatments including:

  • Alpha-fetoprotein screening
  • Amniocentesis
  • Biophysical profiles
  • Doppler flow studies
  • Genetic counseling
  • Non-invasive screening, including PAPPA-A and NT
  • Non-stress testing
  • Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)
  • Targeted (Level II) ultrasound

For more information about St. Elizabeth's high-risk obstetrics department, call 617-562-7026.

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Maternity TeamThe maternity team at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center includes experienced physicians, nurse-midwives and registered nurses.

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Maternity Services at St. Elizabeth's Our pregnancy checklist and guide to birth certificates will help you have a successful pregnancy

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For more information on St. Elizabeth's maternity services, contact the Women's Health Pavilion at 617-562-7007. Find more contact information here.

Steward Maternity Services accepts most major health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare.

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