Saint John's OB
Since 1942, Saint John's Health Center has been privileged to help make childbirth a very special experience for many families, welcoming thousands of babies into the world and offering a sense of security to the parents. Saint John’s specializes in making childbirth a special experience for all women. From home-like birthing suites to state-of-the-art High Risk Pregnancy Care, Saint John’s is here to offer parents a sense of security.
For expectant mothers, the prospect of having a baby is both a joyous and exciting one, and most pregnancies proceed smoothly. But for a number of reasons, some women need to be watched more closely during pregnancy. In these cases, the obstetrician may suggest monitoring by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Team at Saint John's. The team provides comprehensive clinical services specifically designed to diagnose, treat and manage high-risk pregnant women and their babies.
The multidisciplinary approach adopted at Saint John’s is designed to ensure any potential complications a woman may face during her pregnancy are addressed comprehensively and collaboratively. The obstetrician and the perinatologist work hand-in-hand to develop a plan of care tailored to the personal needs and medical history of each woman. Expectant women may see a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist several times throughout her pregnancy, while her obstetrician will continue to manage the pregnancy and will typically deliver the baby.
As the due date approaches, the perinatologist will remain in close contact with the patient’s obstetrician and, if needed, with the neonatologist who will oversee the baby’s care after birth in Saint John's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, equipped with the latest technology.
Neonatal Care at the Forefront
Should a newborn require extra medical attention because of a premature delivery or illness, the Irene Dunne Guild Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint John's offers clinically advanced care in a warm, supportive environment. Neonatologists in the NICU work closely with the health center’s maternal-fetal specialists and pediatricians to ensure a complete continuum of care.
Considered the top choice, the Saint John's NICU provides babies with around-the-clock, special-needs care from experienced neonatologists, neonatal nurses and pediatric respiratory therapists, which removes the need for complicated hospital transfers. The 12-bed NICU is open and airy and has a flexible design so that the unit can be configured as necessary based on the number of patients.
At Saint John’s, smooth teamwork and good communication between members of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Team ensure both mother and baby receive the best possible care.