Patients and Visitors

Whether you’re a patient or a visitor, you deserve a positive, compassionate and healing experience. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, you’ll find the support, resources and information you need.

Care and compassion

When you choose Saint Joseph's Maternal Fetal Clinic, you’re treated with the same care and compassion as if you’re a member of our family. Our experienced team focuses on comprehensive, safe and effective perinatal care, in communication and collaboration with your referring obstetric providers. The health and well-being of our new parents and growing families is our primary concern.

 

Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Maternal Fetal Clinic is a part of Saint Joseph Hospital, home to a High Risk Pregnancy Unit, or Antepartum Unit, designed to be a peaceful and quiet environment that promotes health and healing. Often times, a mother who is at higher risk may stay on the Antepartum Unit until delivery, or may be discharged and asked to return as needed, depending on the circumstances of her care.

Some of the inpatient services provided include:

  • Co-management of high-risk pregnancy with a patient's primary OB physician.
  • Hospital nurses who are specially trained and experienced in caring for women who have
    high-risk pregnancies.
  • Continuity of care from office to hospital, where the same group of Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians who see a woman in our office, will also see her in the hospital.

New parents eagerly look forward to bringing their baby home, so it can be concerning if a newborn needs to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). At first it may seem like a foreign place, but understanding the NICU and what goes on there can help reduce fears and help parents better care for their newborn.

  • Once settled in the NICU, babies receive care tailored to their specific needs. For example, most NICU babies are on special feeding schedules depending on their level of development or any other problems that they may have.
  • Medications are another crucial part of the care in the NICU. For example, a baby may take antibiotics, medicine to stimulate breathing, or other medications to help his or her blood pressure or heart rate.
  • While in the NICU, doctors will order various tests, such as periodic blood and urine tests, X-rays, and ultrasounds.

No matter what the situation is, the entire team in the Saint Joseph Hospital NICU will try to make a baby's stay as comforting as possible, for both baby and family.

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