Maternal-Fetal Medicine Management of High-Risk Obstetrical Conditions

Our physicians have a wide range of experience in treating and managing the various medical complications of pregnancy. These include diabetes, hypertension, pre-eclampsia, placenta previa, premature rupture of the amniotic membranes, preterm labor and RH disease.

Perinatal Outreach Services:

As a part of our commitment to provide high-risk obstetrical services to the Greater Augusta Region we provide care through various ways:

■Provide outreach facilities in Richmond and Columbia Counties.
■ Quickly and safely transport high-risk mothers via our helicopter service.
■Provide extensive patient education for mothers regarding their diagnosis, treatment and outcome expectations.
■ Multi-disciplinary care coordination with NICU and Pediatric Subspecialty Services when necessary.


Georgia Health Sciences Regional Perinatal Center:

How Can We Work with You?
The goal of Georgia Health Sciences Regional Perinatal Center is to improve birth outcomes in the Greater Augusta Community and in East Central Georgia by providing comprehensive perinatal services to patients referred to the Regional Perinatal Center. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician can see patients for a one-time consultation and/or ultrasound, co-management with the referring physician, or transfer, when desired, by the referring physician. Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience in providing consultative services for high-risk pregnancies. They are full-time faculty with the Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Georgia Health Sciences Health System Hospital has the region's only comprehensive care center for neonates and the only Children's Medical Center. This allows for the delivery of optimal medical care to women with high-risk pregnancies and to sick or preterm newborns. Georgia Health Sciences University houses the only facility in the state where newborns can get the full range of pediatric subspecialty services all under one roof.

Our Services:

A variety of services are provided by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists at Georgia Health Sciences Regional Perinatal Center. These include:

■ Genetics Counseling
■ Preconceptional Counseling
■ Diabetic Care
■ Management of High-Risk Pregnancy

There is a board-certified genetics counselor to assist in the management of conditions such as advanced maternal age, abnormal maternal serum screening for birth defects, and family history of a genetic disease. All services are provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis for the high-risk obstetrical patient.

Tests and Procedures:

There are multiple procedures the physicians utilize to manage the high-risk pregnancy. These procedures include:

■ Diagnostic or Targeted Ultrasound
■ Nuchal Translucency
■ Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
■ Doppler Flow Studies
■ Fetal Echocardiography
■ Invasive Fetal Diagnostic Studies
■ Amniocentesis
■ Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
■ Intrauterine Fetal Transfusion

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