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Special Care for High-Risk Women and Newborns

Holy Cross Health’s commitment to the well-being of women and infants is at the heart of our maternity services.  We’ve designed each aspect of our care to promote the comfort and health of mothers and their newborns.

While most women have uneventful pregnancies and deliver healthy babies in our neonatal nurseries, some women and babies will require extra support. 

Advanced medical care for high-risk birth and high-risk newborn care is delivered by our team of maternal-fetal medicine experts and neonatal intensive care specialists:

  • Our Perinatal Diagnostic Center provides pre-pregnancy risk assessments, advanced diagnostic testing and ongoing care for women whose pregnancies may result in a high risk birth as a result of complications due to age, multiple births or personal medical history.

  • The High Risk Perinatal Center offers 24/7 monitoring by maternal-fetal medicine experts for women who require hospitalization because of medical problems and a potential high risk birth.  

  • The 46-bed, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Holy Cross Hospital features state-of-the-art technology to care for babies who are born early or have medical problems, and provides more complex, high-risk newborn care than any other hospital in Maryland or the District of Columbia. The eight-bed Special Care Nursery at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is a fully-equipped Neonatal Unit—a newborn care center for babies born without complex medical problems, but who need initial help for breathing problems. Learn more about our NICU and Special Care Nursery.


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