"We were so excited to be having another baby, but also feared we would end up in the NICU again. And, when I was 26 weeks, they admitted me. We knew we needed to get our baby boy out in a safe manner without it being an emergency, so I gave birth to him at 30 weeks."
If your pregnancy is high-risk or you develop complications, it’s hard not to worry. Rest easy knowing you’ll receive care from maternal-fetal medicine specialists who excel at caring for moms and babies with complicated medical conditions during pregnancy and after birth.
We’re highly skilled at working with moms with health conditions that affect pregnancy. This may include women older than 35, moms with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and high-blood pressure or lifestyle choices, such as tobacco use and more.
Why Choose Us For High-Risk Pregnancy Care
- Expertise: At our San Manuel Maternity Pavilion, you have access to doctors and nurses specially trained in high-risk pregnancies. We’re prepared to handle the most complicated deliveries, including births of multiples (like twins) and cesarean deliveries (C-section).
- Complex care: We provide specialized care for pregnancies with health complications, such as diabetes, obesity, multiple pregnancy and more.
- Intensive newborn care: If your baby is high-risk, our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team is ready to provide specialty care immediately at birth.
- Every expert you need: As part of an academic medical center, nearly every medical specialty is available to you 24/7. Our specialists treat moms and babies with serious conditions, such as congenital heart defects.
- Tobacco cessation support: If you smoke or use tobacco, our Tobacco Treatment Program helps you quit and keep yourself and your baby healthier.
We Surround You With Support
We know that a high-risk pregnancy can be overwhelming for you and your family. Our high-risk team is here to provide you with the help you need, including:
- Assistance from social workers to help you access additional support services for you and your baby
- Mental health assessments and interventions as needed
- Referrals and meetings with pediatric specialists your baby may need after birth
- Tours of the NICU for families whose babies will require intensive care after delivery
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists
Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are a team of doctors with different backgrounds and specialties who work together to diagnose, treat and manage complicated, high-risk pregnancies.
The Maternal Fetal Medicine Center is a family-oriented clinic where experts in obstetrics, radiology, cardiology, genetics, neonatology and more collaborate to ensure your best possible care.
Our experts also are dedicated to research to prevent premature birth, along with doctors in many pediatric specialties.