Perinatology at our Maternal Fetal Medicine Center
Expectant mothers who have a higher risk for complications during pregnancy are with the right team when they come to Crozer or DCMH.
Comprehensive and Specialized Care
Maternal/Fetal Medicine provides the most comprehensive and specialized care to women who are at-risk or who are experiencing complications during pregnancy, including premature labor. Our Perinatal Mental Health Program works women on an outpatient basis.
For additional information visit Maternity and Midwifery.
Our maternal/fetal medicine group includes a team to help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Perinatologists are a vital part of the team because they specialize in the identification, education and treatment of high-risk pregnant women. The team includes:
- General obstetricians
- Genetic counselor
- Specially trained nurses
High-Risk Testing Centers
When you are expecting, but are at a higher risk for complications during your pregnancy, you want only the best of prenatal care. You will find that care at Crozer-Keystone Health System.
We offer you a choice of two excellent testing centers:
Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA
Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Lansdowne, PA
Your physician or midwife may refer you to either Crozer’s or DCMH's Maternal Fetal Medicine Center for consultation services before and during pregnancy, as well as for fetal growth assessment and testing.
Our technical services include testing to monitor the health of your baby such as Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS), amniocentesis, Level II ultrasound, Doppler flow analysis, fetal echocardiogram, non-stress testing and biophysical profile. We also provide genetic counseling.
Visits to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Centers require referrals from a patient’s primary obstetrician or midwife.
For more information, contact your health care provider.
Perinatal Loss Program
The Crozer-Keystone Health System Perinatal Loss Program offers services to parents experiencing a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
The program provides pre-hospital phone support to discuss options with the parents. The program also provides in-hospital services, including literature, picture taking, and mementos to parents.
In addition, Crozer-Keystone offers parents support from specially trained counselors to assist them with the difficult decisions they must make during this time.
The program also offers phone follow-up for the family for one year after the pregnancy loss and a system-wide support group, located at the Crozer-Keystone Healthplex. This program is available at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital by calling 1-800-CK-HEALTH.