Prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies
Most women will go through pregnancy without experiencing any severe complications. However, some people carry a higher risk for pregnancy complications due to a variety of factors, such as age and pre-existing medical conditions. At Doctors Hospital of Augusta, we support women experiencing all types of pregnancies, which is why we have a dedicated maternal-fetal medicine clinic.
To receive maternal-fetal care, you need a referral from your obstetrician. Referrals can be faxed to (706) 651-2635.
For information about how we can help manage high-risk pregnancies, please call our maternal medicine team at (706) 651-2636.
Expert care for high-risk pregnancies
Maternal-fetal medicine, also called perinatology, focuses on providing obstetrics care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Our women's care team in Augusta, Georgia, includes board-certified perinatologists, who care for mother and baby throughout pregnancy. We specialize in supporting pregnant women with:
- Later in life pregnancy
- Multiple births (twins, triplets, etc.)
During pregnancy, prenatal testing provides you and your doctor with vital information about your health and your baby's. Prenatal tests can detect potential problems that may affect your child, such as congenital abnormalities or genetic conditions. Our perinatologists use results from these tests to form a care plan for before and after your baby is born.
Almost all women receive some form of prenatal testing, such as regular ultrasounds to track your baby's growth. However, some women will need additional tests to check for additional problems that may be present due to personal risk factors. Our prenatal testing services include:
- Advanced ultrasound services
- Chorionic villus sampling
- Genetic testing
- Serial testing (tests repeated throughout pregnancy)
Neonatal intensive care
The Clyde A. Burgamy Center for Women at our hospital houses a special care nursery, also called a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is a specialized unit for newborns who were born prematurely or require additional medical care following birth.
With access to our team of perinatologists and neonatologists, mom and baby can receive specialty care in the same location. Also, if a child will require continued care after their NICU stay, our hospital offers a range of pediatric services to ensure your baby's long-term health.
If a child requires medical care beyond their mother's discharge, parents and family members can stay in one of our border rooms in our women's center free of charge (subject to availability). Our hospital has also teamed up with local hotels to provide discounts for patients who must travel long distances outside of the CSRA area for medical care.
Coming to the maternal-fetal medicine clinic
The maternal-fetal clinic is located on the campus of Doctors Hospital inside Medical Office Building II. The clinic operates from suite 101 and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 5:00pm.