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Although it may be a subject that no one wants to consider, the truth is with every pregnancy comes the potential for complications. Many common conditions that are easily managed during a woman's daily life such as high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes can result in a high-risk pregnancy. However, we ensure that all of our patients receive the highest level of care by employing the best doctors in the area, such as EJGH Director of Perinatology Dr. Ann Chau who was named Best OB for High Risk Babies in NOLA baby & family magazine, and by using the most innovative technologies and procedures to diagnose and treat risks as soon as they can be detected. The good news is, even if a mother- to-be experiences a high-risk pregnancy, The Woman and Child Clinic is prepared with a team of qualified staff dedicated to making even complicated pregnancies manageable and safe.

Perinatology

At East Jefferson General Hospital, our team of perinatologists, board-certified physicians, specialists and nurses share their combined expertise, so that every mother-to-be treated by at our hospital feels confident and safe.

Three state-of-the-art technologies and procedures patients at EJGH have access to at the Woman and Child Clinic include the following:

  • 3D/4D Ultrasound- used to detect fetal cardiac anomalies, fetal cleft lips, cleft palates and other congenital anomalies undetectable by 2D ultrasound
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling- can provide early genetic information on the developing fetus, and a sequential screening test will detect 90% of fetal Down Syndrome and 90% of Trisomy 18, a potentially life threatening chromosonal defect affecting about one out of every 3,000 births
  • Therapeutic amniocentesis, Intra-uterine blood transfusions, and in-utero placement of fetal catheters may be performed when necessary

The use of ultrasounds and better overall prenatal care has alerted physicians to potential problems sooner. As a result, the mother can be monitored more extensively throughout the entire pregnancy.

 


We view pregnancy as having two patients, the mother and the baby. Caring for a patient with a high risk pregnancy involves a careful balance between an optimal delivery date that ensures fetal maturation and the health of the mother.

 

 

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