Specialized Care for High-Risk Pregnancies

During pregnancy, complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or pre-existing health conditions can bring complications. When fetal growth, development, or genetic issues are detected during pregnancy, you may be referred to a maternal fetal medicine specialist known as a perinatologist, who will partner with your obstetrician to help coordinate specialized care for you and your developing baby.

At Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, you’ll be supported with an integrated, one-stop approach. All high-risk pregnancies are evaluated using the most advanced technology and services, such as amniocentesis, Doppler ultrasounds, targeted sonograms, diabetic and nutrition counseling, genetic counseling and fetal echocardiograms. We are proud to offer patients in need of high-risk prenatal care the expertise of our Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine. Here we coordinate the care plan you need to provide the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.

In addition to partnering with your obstetrician, your perinatologist will also involve the Neonatal Intensive Care team from Winnie Palmer Hospital as well as the pediatric specialists from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital by U.S. News and World Report, to ensure every needed resource is available at the moment your baby may need care.

If your doctor has determined there are concerns that your pregnancy may require high-risk prenatal care, you may be referred to one of the Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors at the Hughes Center for Fetal Diagnostics. If you have any questions about how to obtain a referral, please contact your obstetrician. If you don’t have an obstetrician, use our find a physician tool. If you’re experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.