For women who are planning to become or already are pregnant, North Shore-LIJ obstetrical services offer comprehensive prenatal and obstetrical care. Care extends to women anticipating normal and high-risk pregnancies, as well as delivery.
Comprehensive prenatal care
Routine prenatal care is provided by a team of well-trained clinicians, which include board certified obstetricians who guide the pregnant woman and her family through each trimester of pregnancy. A variety of services are available which may include genetic counseling, fetal monitoring, ultrasound and nutritional counseling. A strong emphasis is placed on patient education regarding pregnancy, delivery, breastfeeding and newborn care.
High risk pregnancies
The obstetricians are very experienced and regularly handle high-risk, complex pregnancies.
Ideally, care of a high-risk mother begins prior to pregnancy. Preconception counseling is offered to women who are older or have pre-existing medical conditions some of which may include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and neurological disorders.
The availability of specialists in maternal fetal medicine provide guidance when needed to help bring about the healthiest outcome for mother and baby. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing and monitoring equipment is used to observe the fetus’ health and growth.
Close coordination with the Cohen Children’s Hospital provides patients with direct access to pediatric subspecialty services if needed.
When your pregnancy requires special care...
Our fellowship-trained physicians provide specialized care for women with high-risk pregnancies and work collaboratively with genetics counselors, nurses, neonatologists and pediatrics subspecialists to provide the best possible outcomes for each baby.
Convenient, top-quality locations
At North Shore LIJ, the staff is dedicated to providing each patient with a family-oriented approach to childbirth and helping patients make a smooth transition to her new role as a new parent. Whether this is a first child or a patient is a seasoned parent, the team members are committed to inspiring confidence and competence within each family as they embark on this exciting stage of life. Obstetricians provide the highest level of care and have a vast resource of physician specialty services available should a patient need them. As designated regional perinatal centers, Katz Women's Hospitals at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center provide additional support to patients and system hospitals in providing subspecialty comprehensive care and support for high-risk pregnancies.