Henrico County’s Most Comprehensive High-Risk Pregnancy Care
At The Women’s Hospital at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, we go above-and-beyond in caring for high-risk pregnancies. Our maternal-fetal medicine doctors (also called perinatologists) are some of the most experienced in the Richmond metropolitan area. And we have a brand new, state-of-the-art antepartum unit for women who need hospital care during pregnancy.
Our team offers a wide range of services coordinated by an experienced nurse who helps you navigate care - from preconception counseling to planning your baby’s safe delivery. Whether you’re expecting multiples or have a health condition that may affect pregnancy, you and your baby are in caring, capable hands.
Why Choose Henrico Doctors’ Hospital for High-Risk Pregnancy Care
Families depend on us for:
- Leading expertise. Our fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine doctors work closely with a team that includes your regular OB/GYN, genetic counselors, experienced nurse practitioners, and other professionals. Together we’ll help ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.
- Unmatched hospital care. Our new, 27-bed antepartum unit was designed with your comfort in mind. If you need to be hospitalized during pregnancy, you’ll find a home-like environment that includes private king beds, natural lighting, and the latest technology.
- 24/7 critical newborn care. If needed, our on-site Level III neonatal intensive care unit provides lifesaving care for the tiniest and most critically ill infants.
- Advanced pediatric services. If your baby has a condition that will require additional medical care during childhood, you can take comfort knowing we offer a full range of pediatric services, including emergency, hospital, and specialty care onsite.
- Specialized care for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). We help newborns cope with, and overcome, withdrawal symptoms caused by NAS. And our maternal addiction program offers respectful care and support to moms, infants, and families affected by substance abuse.
Advanced Care for Most High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions
Pregnancy is deemed high-risk if a condition gives you and/or your baby a greater-than-normal chance of complications. These complications could occur during pregnancy, during labor, or after delivery.
We provide maternal-fetal care for many conditions and situations, including:
- Carrying twins, triplets, or other multiples
- Pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, lupus, and HIV
- Medical problems that develop during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm labor
- History of miscarriage or other pregnancy complications
- Substance use during pregnancy
- Placenta problems, including placenta previa, placenta accreta, or placental abruption
- Fetal growth or development problems
- Personal or family history of genetic conditions
- Personal or family history of birth defects
Comprehensive Perinatology Services We Offer
Our maternal-fetal medicine doctors help diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions that can affect you, your partner, or your unborn baby. Services include:
- Preconception counseling. This service is available to individuals or couples who have concerns about getting pregnant or having a healthy baby. We can counsel you on risk factors such as advanced age, fertility issues, pre-existing medical conditions, and a family history of genetic conditions.
- Genetic testing and counseling. If you have genetic testing, we’ll thoroughly explain your results and any possible risks to your unborn baby. We’ll also explain the benefits and risks of fetal testing.
- Fetal diagnostic procedures. We offer tests to screen for birth defects or inherited conditions. These include amniocentesis, nuchal translucency screening, and chorionic villus sampling.
- Prenatal ultrasounds. We’ll closely monitor your baby’s growth and development throughout your pregnancy using the latest ultrasound imaging procedures.
- Delivery planning. Your doctor will work closely with our birth center team and NICU to help ensure a smooth, safe delivery — and to prepare for any medical care you or your baby may need immediately after birth.