High Risk Pregnancies & Emergency Response
High risk pregnancies and complicated pregnancies are the specialty of Perinatology Services. We’ve helped improve outcomes for hundreds of mothers and babies using diagnostic testing, obstetrical procedures, genetic screenings, consultations and other specialized services. These services are available whether you’re currently pregnant or contemplating pregnancy.
The OB Rapid Response Team (OBRRT)
Our Innovative team of OB specialists have developed the award winning OB Rapid Response Team or OBRRT. In the event of an emergency, this multidisciplinary team responds immediately to any location in the hospital. The team includes an obstetrician, anesthesiologist, respiratory therapists, neonatal intensive care personnel and other experts to care for you and your baby.
If any of the following conditions apply to you or your pregnancy, our perinatologists and genetic counselors can help.
- Age 35 years or more at the time of delivery
- Previous pregnancy loss
- Increased risk of premature delivery
- Hypertensive, cardiac or autoimmune disease
- Exposure to environmental toxins or potential harmful medications
- History of genetic disease such as sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis or Tay Sachs
- Fetal abnormalities
- Multiple gestation
- Suspected fetal growth restriction
- Abnormal genetic or chromosomal screening tests
- History of pregnancy complications
Some of the perinatology services we provide include:
- High risk obstetric consultation
- Antepartum testing, including comprehensive sonograms, first trimester nuchal translucency screening, Doppler studies, 3-D ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, non-stress tests, biophysical profiles, amniocentesis and chorionicvillous sampling.
- Genetic counseling
- Preconception counseling
Various topics offered. Classes presented as a four week series, one day intensive, weekend package, two week series, childbirth refresher and cesarean birth. Each class offers with it a Tour of the Birthing Center with the exception of the two week series. Separate Tours are also available. (English and Spanish) For dates, times, cost, and registration information call 1-866-690-9355
Those registered for Childbirth Education Classes at the hospital will attend a tour with an instructor. All others may call 1-866-690-9355 to schedule a free tour of the birthing center. (English & Spanish)
Saint Agnes also offers childbirth education classes at our Geipe Road location. Call for information.
Various topics offered. Classes presented as a four week series, one-day intensive, weekend package, or half day refresher class. Each includes a tour of the Birthing Center. Separate Birthing Center Tours are also available. (English & Spanish)
If you are interested in breast feeding, this class is a must. Learn strategies to make breast feeding a healthy and enjoyable experience. Topics such as positioning the baby, correct latch on techniques, pumping, remedies for common problems, and available resources are covered by a board certified lactation consultant. (English & Spanish)
Growing up is Great
A mother daughter program designed for 9-11 tear olds and their mothers or primary care takers.
Happiest Baby on the block
Learn step by step how to soothe even the fussiest baby.
Healthy eating for pregnant and breastfeeding Moms
A dietician helps with healthy choices before, during and after pregnancy.
Enjoy the ultimate feeling of being pampered for one hour by a certified massage therapist to help you relax and prepare you for birth.
Learn to care for children up to three months old.
Natural Family Planning
Instruction on natural ways to achieve or prevent pregnancy.
Children ages 3 to 10 tour the nursery and learn about home safety for their soon to arrive siblings.