UW Medicine obstetrics is dedicated to the health and well-being of women and their babies. As a regional leader, we offer highly specialized care and educational programs for women and families with health conditions or special challenges that may complicate pregnancy and birth. UW Medicine's maternal fetal medicine specialists consult on complex medical conditions of the mothers such as diabetes, hypertension and diseases of the heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system. They also consult and provide prenatal screening and diagnosis of suspected fetal anomalies and genetic conditions.
Prematurity Prevention & Multiple Births Programs
Our programs offer early evaluation, education and treatment for women who are at risk for preterm labor or birth, as well as those with the special challenges of pregnancy with multiples (twins or more).
Diabetes and Pregnancy Program
A team of specialists offers comprehensive prenatal care to women with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes, women who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and women with diabetes who are considering pregnancy. Our team provides treatment, counseling, education and blood sugar management strategies to help women during and after pregnancy.
Hypertension and Pregnancy Program
Our specialized care team offers blood pressure evaluation, counseling and monitoring to women with hypertension who are considering pregnancy or are currently pregnant. The goals of care include blood pressure management, as well as strategies to decrease the likelihood of developing complications of high blood pressure.
Complex Medical Conditions
We have maternal fetal medicine specialists who are experts in the care of pregnant women with highly complex medical conditions including:
- Renal disease/dysfunction
- Solid organ transplant
- Cardiac disease
- Pulmonary diseases (Cystic Fibrosis)
- Endocrine and other metabolic disorders
Prenatal Diagnostic Services
Our team of maternal fetal medicine doctors and genetic counselors has expertise in detecting many fetal conditions that may be diagnosed before birth. Prenatal screening, fetal diagnostic testing and, potential treatment and genetic counseling is available to assist our patients in making informed decisions about their pregnancy.
Viral Illness Program
We are foremost in the region in caring for women who are planning pregnancy or have a pregnancy complicated by communicable infections, such as herpes simplex and hepatitis.
Neonatal Intensive Care
A pioneer in the field of neonatology, UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been delivering the highest level of care to infants born prematurely and/or with physical and genetic anomalies, for more than half a century. Our neonatologists bring extensive experience and great compassion in caring for not only the smallest infants but families blessed with multiples. Our NICU has access to the most advanced neonatal research and is instrumental in setting the standard for reducing risk of brain damage and lung problems in premature babies across the nation.
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