Most women have normal pregnancies and deliver healthy babies. But some women have a higher risk of developing a problem during pregnancy or birth. Your pregnancy may be considered high-risk and you may require special care if you became pregnant after age 35, have a medical condition such as hypertension or diabetes, or are expecting multiple births.
Holy Cross Hospital offers the most advanced programs and care available for pregnant women at risk for preeclampsia, premature birth, multiple births, gestational diabetes and other conditions.
Under the direction of board-certified specialists in gynecology, obstetrics, perinatology, genetics and neonatology, our highly skilled team works with women every step of the way toward a healthy pregnancy and baby.
Women with high-risk pregnancies are referred to our Perinatal Diagnostic Center for diagnostic testing and ongoing care in collaboration with their obstetricians. The Holy Cross Hospital Perinatal Diagnostic Center provides consultation and prenatal diagnostic services to women experiencing high-risk pregnancies.
The center is operated under the direction of a board-certified perinatologist, who is a physician with specialized training in expectant mothers and their babies. Diagnostic services include biophysical profiles, amniocentesis, non-stress testing, obstetric ultrasound and genetic counseling.