High Risk Delivery
The high risk pregnant patient can come with bad obstetric history or with a well recognized medical complication. The majority of high risk pregnant patients are women who in the course of otherwise normal pregnancies, develop unexpected severe complications which require difficult management decisions with occasionally compromised fetal or maternal outcome.
Our team is led by maternal fetal medicine specialists (also known as perinatologists) − obstetrician / gynecologists specializing in high-risk pregnancies. Families facing a high-risk delivery also have the opportunity to meet with a neonatologist. During this time, the neonatologist − a pediatrician specially trained to care for ill or premature newborns − talks about the baby’s health and possible medical needs, explains what might happen in the delivery room and answers questions.
One of the goals of our team at Mimani Hospital is to ensure that a woman experiencing a high-risk pregnancy delivers at the Cincinnati-area hospital best suited to care for her and her baby.
Another important goal of our team is to keep families together whenever possible because studies show that this benefits both mom and baby. Therefore, when babies with medical needs are born at a hospital with a Level II nursery, we keep them there as long as safe and appropriate care can be provided, rather than transferring the baby to a Level III nursery.