Specialized Obstetrical Care From a World-Renowned Team of Professionals
University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Perinatal Treatment Center delivers specialized high-risk obstetrical care and monitoring on an outpatient basis. Our world-renowned team of women’s health care providers includes perinatologists (maternal fetal medicine specialists), OB/GYN fellows, OB/GYN residents, certified diabetes educators, and advanced practice registered nurses specializing in diabetes and fetal care. We focus on compassionate continuity of care, from diagnosis of a complication to the birth of a baby, and care of the mother during the postnatal period.
Diabetes and Pregnancy Program
Achieving and maintaining peak health for the diabetic patient during the prenatal and pre-pregnancy period is the goal of University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s Diabetes and Pregnancy Program. Our experienced team of certified diabetes educators and an advanced practice registered nurse diabetes specialist are available to work with you to achieve tight blood sugar control before and during the course of your pregnancy. Patients and their families are coached in a supportive environment and watched closely to ensure optimal care for mother and baby. For those who develop gestational diabetes, immediate education is provided within seven days of diagnosis. Together with our maternal fetal medicine specialists, our team helps you gain glucose control as quickly as possible to protect your baby.
Complete Assessment, Diagnostics and Intervention at Your Service
Fetal therapy begins with a complete patient assessment by a clinical panel of world renowned physicians. Each case is thoroughly evaluated and reviewed individually.
Diagnoses and plans of care are delivered directly with compassion and honesty. Extended family is welcome and encouraged to attend consultations. Our extensive patient assessment includes:
- Diagnostic testing
- Fetal assessment
- Prenatal counseling
- Support services
- Recommendations for you and your family
- Fetal interventions and fetal surgery, if indicated
- Postnatal care
- Long-term follow up
We treat the full spectrum of conditions with the most current diagnostic capabilities. Treatment programs include:
- High-risk pregnancy management
- Genetic and prenatal counseling
- Management of fetal arrhythmias
- Preventive therapies
- Intrauterine transfusion
- Fetal shunt therapy
Our fetal surgical interventions include:
- Minimally invasive fetoscopic surgery
- Selective fetal laser procedures
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Open fetal surgery for rare and life-threatening conditions
- Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) procedures
The Fetal Care Center delivers inclusive postnatal care and follow-up after surgery:
- Perinatal and postnatal management of conjoined twins
- Neonatal surgery
- Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)
Fetal Care Center
The Fetal Care Center provides the highest standard of care in maternal fetal health services for high-risk pregnancy patients. We partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Good Samaritan to provide dedicated maternal, fetal and pediatric specialists who work closely with mothers and their families, answering questions, offering support and counseling and providing the most advanced options for care and treatment.
Continuous Blood Glucose Control
University of Cincinnati Medical Center uses the most advanced technology for continuous blood glucose monitoring. The professional continuous glucose monitor (CGM) tracks blood glucose trends in patients over an extended period of time by monitoring glucose levels every five minutes throughout the day, for up to 288 readings. Use of this technology helps our clinicians respond immediately with adjustments in your treatment regimen by identifying problem areas. As an added feature, we provide patients with a direct phone number to report abnormal blood sugars.
OB Ultrasound and Fetal Testing
With five dedicated ultrasound machines and a highly skilled team of board-certified ultrasonographers, University of Cincinnati Medical Center provides the best in OB ultrasound and fetal testing. Patients have access to our on-staff perinatologists who are able to provide same-day results. University of Cincinnati Medical Center is also home to the only telemedicine unit in the area. This cutting edge technology allows care providers to read real-time ultrasounds conducted in other locations. For patients at one of our centers in the surrounding areas, this means immediate access to results and plans of care, transcending physical boundaries between facilities.