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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.

High-risk Pregnancies

In the event of a high-risk pregnancy requiring hospitalization, our antepartum unit offers leading edge monitoring equipment and a multidisciplinary care team. This affords both the mother and family an environment in which the expectant mother can focus her energies on the healthy completion of her pregnancy.

We offer a full range of services and expertise to ensure that our patients get the care they need when they need it. Should a patient's pregnancy require a medical specialist or a newborn need a more advanced level of care, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine service and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU) is always available.

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.

 



I was not planning to have a C-section but we discovered at the last minute that my baby was breech. Dr. Hevron and the hospital team were wonderful about talking me through the operation and keeping a positive atmosphere the whole time.

 

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