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Whether you’re not sure if you’re pregnant or are just a few weeks away from the big day – we’ve got you covered. Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital is here to help you get the important care you need before, during and after your pregnancy.
Primeros Pasos Pregnancy Testing Clinic
At the Primeros Pasos Prenatal Clinic, we can help you with confidential pregnancy testing and resources to give your baby a healthy beginning. Appointments and walk ins welcome, so you can get the care you need when you need it.
High Risk Pregnancy Care
Obstetricians and midwives can care for most women during pregnancy. But sometimes having a baby can be more complicated. A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby or both. These complications could exist before pregnancy, arise during pregnancy or emerge after pregnancy and can include:
Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
High blood pressure (hypertension) or preeclampsia (toxemia)
Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
Rare maternal genetic and other diseases
Later age pregnancy
Multiple gestation pregnancies (twins, triplets or more)
Recurrent preterm labor and delivery
Premature rupture of membranes
Recurrent pregnancy loss
Congenital abnormalities (birth defects)
Critical care needs
A maternal fetal medicine (MFM) specialist is an obstetrician who has received additional training and can evaluate, diagnose and monitor high-risk pregnancies. The Carondelet Health Network specialists at the Perinatal Assessment Services clinic work to make high-risk situations less stressful for you, your baby and your family. Women with cardiac disease, diabetes and other pre-existing conditions receive personalized care from our team of specialists. We work closely with your obstetrician to care for both mother and baby throughout your pregnancy.
Learning what to expect before, during and after delivery can help you prepare to better care for your baby and yourself. That’s why St. Joseph’s Hospital offers a complete prenatal education program with classes taught in both English and Spanish, given by certified Childbirth Educators. Our classes include information on:
Childbirth — how to prepare for labor and delivery
Caring for a newborn
Car seat safety
Together you and your nurse educator will ensure that your family is prepared for the birth of your child and the care that will be needed for the first few months after birth.
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