High Risk Obstetrics
Comprehensive care for women with high risk pregnancies
Because high risk patients require very close monitoring during their pregnancies, we perform advanced fetal monitoring and diagnostic testing throughout the pregnancy until delivery. In addition to a complete spectrum of high risk obstetrical services, we also provide preconception consultation and genetic counseling for women considering pregnancy.
Highly specialized obstetrical care for you and your unborn baby
The Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine at Hurley Medical Center is recognized throughout the region for delivering highly specialized obstetrical care to both mother and fetus (unborn baby) throughout a high-risk pregnancy and delivery. Our specialists have particular expertise in treating pregnant women with the following medical conditions:
- Fetus with an abnormality
- Genetic conditions: cystic fibrosis, heart defects, sickle cell disease
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
The region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Each year nearly 1,000 babies are born prematurely or critically ill, either at Hurley Medical Center or in the surrounding 3-county area. For the best chance of survival, these fragile lives require the expert, highly-specialized critical care available only from Hurley Medical Center’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Being designated a Level III NICU facility means that our entire NICU staff – neonatologists (specialists in sick or premature newborns), perinatologists (specialists in high-risk pregnancies), NICU nurses, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapy nurse specialists – have the state-of-the-artknowledge and technology needed to care for these premature or very sick newborns.
A team approach: the reason for our success
Hurley’s Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine is so successful at treating high risk patients because of our exceptional team of specialists who are particularly skilled in handling the challenges of a high risk pregnancy. This team consists of a Hurley perinatologist, a genetic counselor, five sonographers (ultrasound technicians) who specialize in obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy, and two full-time nurses. Because many people are watching over your total obstetrical care, not only is your care more complete but the quality of care is much higher and fewer medical errors occur.
Exceptional diabetes management during your pregnancy
If a pregnant patient show signs of diabetes or pre-diabetes, she is referred to one of our three registered diabetic nurse educators who are specifically dedicated to helping women manage their diabetes while pregnant. Our nurse educators will then put these patients in contact with Hurley’s Diabetes During Pregnancy education classes which are the best in the area. Pregnant diabetic patients are also referred to our registered obstetrical dietician who will provide them with nutrition care specific to a diabetic pregnancy.
Testing and Diagnostics
For more information on the many prenatal tests performed in Hurley’s Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, click on the following links:
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For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact:
Hurley Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hurley Medical Center
One Hurley Plaza, 3West
Flint, MI 48503