Women & Infants' Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy also includes a number of other services:
For outpatients, the Prenatal Diagnosis Center offers sophisticated diagnostic evaluation for pregnant women and their fetuses. Diagnostic services, including ultrasound exams, genetic amniocentesis, and chorionic villus sampling, are provided by the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and consultations can be arranged through a patient's private physician as needed.
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty are also an integral part of the multidisciplinary perinatology team at Women & Infants and the Fetal Treatment Program, a joint venture of Women & Infants and Hasbro Children's/Rhode Island hospital, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The Fetal Treatment Program provides state-of-the-art treatment for several life threatening fetal conditions.
Genetic testing and counseling are also available as both pre-conception and high-risk resources. Patients may be referred for genetic services if they are older, have a family or personal history of a genetic disease, or after other routine tests indicate a potential problem. Most genetic test results are reassuring, but if a problem with a pregnancy is detected, we offer counseling to explain the problem and provide prenatal therapy whenever possible. We draw on the expertise of a team of genetic counselors and two specialists who are fellowship trained in both genetics and maternal-fetal medicine, a level of expertise offered at few other programs in the nation.
The Diabetes in Pregnancy Program provides a wide variety of services for pregnant women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes as well as those who develop diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Our staff has extensive experience in diabetes as it relates to pregnancy and provides a variety of services including pre-pregnancy counseling, diabetes education, and individualized management including insulin therapy.
The Obesity in Pregnancy Program provides pre-conception counseling and active intervention for obese women who wish to lose weight before they conceive. For women who are already pregnant, the team will work with their own obstetric provider for either a one-time consultation, co-manage the patient throughout her pregnancy, or if specifically requested by the provider, transition the pateint's care to the Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy.
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