“Our MFM doctors are always available”
As an expectant mother, you can expect Woman’s to provide a comprehensive program of perinatal care with the highest level of expertise and a quality environment to care for both you and your baby.
Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists work with your obstetrician to offer care for all types of medical conditions, including:
- Premature labor
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Maternal diabetes
- Maternal hypertension
Woman's is a Level III Regional Referral Facility for obstetrical and neonatal care. This is the highest care designation a hospital can receive. One of our maternal-fetal medicine physicians is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The expert staff includes doctors with specialized training and experience in the care of high-risk mothers and their babies including:
- The only board-certified geneticist in Baton Rouge
- Registered nurses
- Certified sonographers (experts trained to perform ultrasound testing)
- Support personnel—all dedicated to the highest standards of care
Our high risk specialists offer services for pregnancies with complications such as:
Multiple diagnostic tests are available through our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center as well as educational materials regarding various conditions. Services also include counseling for conditions such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell anemia, and other genetic conditions.
Woman’s also offers specialty services including:
- High-resolution ultrasound with color Doppler capabilities
- Chorionic villus sampling
Other diagnostic procedures performed include:
- Ultrasound with cord Doppler
- Non-stress tests and biophysical profiles
Support services available for high-risk patients include:
- Nutrition counseling
- Home health care
- Physical therapy
- Social services
- Genetic counseling
You may also need our therapy services to assist in managing the discomforts of pregnancy as well as advice regarding physician-recommended bed rest. Also, high-risk mothers and babies throughout the southeast region can be transported to Woman’s by the neonatal and maternal-fetal transport teams.