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Specialized Care for High-Risk Pregnancies
Most pregnancies and deliveries go smoothly, however some pregnancies need to be watched more closely than others. In that case, your doctor, obstetrician or midwife may suggest that you see us. Our Perinatologists are Obstetricians who specialize in addressing the small percentage of pregnancies that are considered high risk.
Why see a perinatologist?
Don’t be alarmed if your doctor refers you to us. It doesn't mean that your pregnancy will be difficult or that something is wrong with your baby. Your obstetrician will refer you to us for a consultation if the fetus has been diagnosed with, or is at risk, of a problem. However, he or she may also want you to see a perinatologist if you:
Are 16 or younger and pregnant
Are 35 or older and pregnant
Are expecting multiple births, such as twins, triplets or more
Had problems with past pregnancies
Have a family history of medical or genetic problems
Have a history of high blood pressure
Have kidney problems
Have or had cancer
Maternal-Fetal Medicine services
We provide screenings, monitoring, education and care for mothers and their unborn babies who may be at risk for complications during pregnancy and childbirth. These include a variety of prenatal testing and diagnostics and other maternal-fetal medicine services:
Carrier screenings for cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs and other genetic conditions
First trimester screening
High-risk pregnancy care
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), also called cell-free fetal DNA screening
Prenatal diagnostics and testing, including non-stress tests and amniocentesis
Testing for high-risk indicators
Ultrasound, including 3D/4D ultrasound, when medically indicated
Your care team
Our practice includes three Perinatologists who specialize in Maternal-Fetal medicine. Your care team also includes a Nurse Practitioner, genetic counselor, ultrasound technologists, nurse and support staff. They all maintain the high-quality standards you have come to associate with Lancaster General Health.
It’s easy to find us
We accept patients by physician referral. Your physician’s office will make the referral and we will contact you with your appointment information.
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Women & Babies Hospital
694 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 544-3514
Fax: (717) 544-3515
Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.