High-risk pregnancy care in Plantation, FL
At Plantation General Hospital, we understand that all pregnancies are different and sometimes require special care. If mothers have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or are 35 years old or older, their pregnancy may be considered high-risk. For the health of mom and baby, we know that collaborative pregnancy management is crucial during this time.
To learn more about our high-risk pregnancy services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (954) 321-4099.
Special care for advanced maternal age
With special care and regular visits with a doctor, it is possible for women in later childbearing years to have successful pregnancies and deliver babies without medical or lifestyle implications. The choices women make related to the care they may need in advance of pregnancy can have lasting effects on mom and baby.
When ready to conceive, it is important for women to establish a relationship with a healthcare provider who plans to suit their individual health needs and ensures the baby's healthy growth and development. While every woman is different, certain pregnancy risks may increase with age, including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, low birth weight, developmental issues, or pregnancy loss. As a precaution, pregnant women over 35 require more frequent monitoring and may be recommended for genetic screening and counseling for more personalized guidance.
Antepartum inpatient hospital stays
Our team of perinatal experts always work closely with referring OB/GYNs, pediatric surgeons and neonatologists to provide the best possible outcomes. We offer antepartum stay (inpatient hospital stay during the later stages of pregnancy before the child is born) pregnancy rooms for mothers who require close monitoring and bed-rest prior to labor and delivery.
Adult and neonatal intensive care
Our full spectrum of care includes an adult intensive care unit if needed for the mother, as well as a Level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) - both immediately available in-house. Our NICU offers 31 beds and is staffed with highly trained neonatologists who are available at our facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While our goal is to keep families together, we are ready and equipped to provide stabilization and transport of critically-ill patients, including newborns.
Perinatal support services
- Dedicated OB hospitalist in house 24/7
- Specialized care for any of the following:
- Opioid dependent mothers and infants
- Multi-fetal pregnancies (twins, triplets or more)
- Gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment
- Genetic counseling
- Down syndrome and other fetal chromosomal abnormalities
- Hospice care of the neonate