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Woman And Infants
Woman And Infants
Obstetrics and Consultative Medicine at Women & Infants of Providence RI is recognized worldwide for our focus on caring for women with medical conditions during their pregancy, birth, and journey into motherhood. Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine
Every pregnancy deserves special treatment. But when a woman with medical issues is pregnant, she needs highly specialized care. The Women & Infants Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine is the only academic program of its kind in the United States and is one of the very few centers in the world focused on caring for pregnant women with special medical needs.  Women & Infants' divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Consultative Medicine offer New England's only Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy.
What We Do
Staffed by internal medicine physicians who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems in pregnancy, Women & Infants' Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine is recognized worldwide for our focus on caring for women with medical needs. We offer preconception counseling for patients with medical conditions and provide consultations for pregnant and postpartum women whose care is complicated by a medical problem.

Referring providers may choose to have their patient seen for a one time consultation or we can follow the patient throughout her pregnancy and postpartum period. We maintain contact with the patient's obstetrician and other health care providers throughout care and assure a smooth transition after delivery.

We Treat All Conditions

Examples of common conditions we evaluate and treat include:

Hypertension (high blood pressure) Pulmonary Disease
Diabetes Lupus
Blood Clots Heart Disease
Kidney Disease Seizures
Thyroid Problems Bleeding Disorders
Asthma Obesity in Pregnancy

We Also Evaluate and Treat Acute Symptoms in Pregnancy


Palpitations Headaches
Shortness of Breath Lower Back Pain
Dizziness  

Pre-conception Evaluation
We offer preconception counseling for patients with medical problems who would like to discuss how to manage their condition prior to becoming pregnant and address concerns they may have about their condition during pregnancy. Through preconception counseling, our health professionals help women optimize their health and get her medical condition under control. This may involve weight control, smoking cessation, and medication management to ensure that the most effective medication would also be safe in pregnancy. For many conditions, having the disease in good control prior to conception can protect against birth defects as well as keep the mother healthy.

Postpartum Follow Up
Since your pregnancy is a stress test that can unmask an illness or predict future disease, we maintain contact with your doctors and provide a smooth transition to your primary care provider after delivery. Follow up is important because every baby deserves a healthy mother for the long term.

Obstetric Medicine Consults
We provide consultations for pregnant and non-pregnant patients with medical problems who are referred by obstetricians, gynecologists or other medical specialists. We also offer preconception counseling for patients with medical problems who would like to discuss how to manage their condition prior to becoming pregnant and address concerns they may have about their condition during pregnancy.

Specialty Care in Pregnancy Program (SCIPP)
The only program of its kind in the United States, the Specialty Care in Pregnancy Program (SCIPP) combines the expertise of obstetric medicine physicians with that of a number of other specialists including maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians, internal medicine sub-specialists, nurses with critical care expertise, and pharmacists.

The SCIPP conference and clinic are held weekly and provide on-site collaboration from a multidisciplinary team. The result is recommendations for a collaborative plan for preconception, pregnancy, delivery and/or the postpartum period. We maintain contact with the patient's obstetrician and other health care providers throughout care.

Who We Are
All of our physicians are board certified in internal medicine and serve on the faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Our physicians also collaborate with Women & Infants programs in maternal-fetal medicine, gynecology, reproduction and infertility, urogynecology, oncology, breast health, Women's Primary Care Center and community obstetricians to ensure the best possible outcome. We are the only hospital in the region with such a team.
» Obstetric & Consultative Medicine Staff

Fellowship in Obstetric and Consultative Medicine
The Obstetric Medicine Fellowship is designed to provide the internist with specialized training in the clinical care, teaching, and research of medical complications of pregnancy. The fellowship draws on the many talents of the obstetric medicine division's uniquely qualified internists, the faculty of the maternal-fetal medicine division, and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University's ob/gyn programs to provide fellows with a stimulating two-year experience in obstetric medicine.

For information specific to the fellowship offered by The Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine, please contact Kenneth E. Chen, MD, Program Director, kechen@wihri.org.
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  Contact Us
We are located at:

Women & Infants Hospital
100 Dudley Street
3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02905
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South County Commons
49 South County Commons Way
South Kingstown, RI 02874

W&I Medical Office Building
2168 Diamond Hill Road
Woonsocket, RI 02895

For more information:
Center for Women's Medicine
Phone: 401-453-7950
Fax: 401-453-7748

For further information about Women & Infants' Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy, please call the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at (401) 274-1122, ext. 1937 or the Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine at (401) 453-7950.
  For Providers-SCIPP
Specialty Care in Pregnancy Program
A multidisciplinary, tumor-board style program specifically for pregnant patients with medical problems.
  UpToDate Website
Taking an active role in your health care is critical to positive outcomes. We invite you to visit the UpToDate website for more information about your medical concern so that you can take part in shared medical decision making with your Obstetric Medicine provider.
  Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from one of our obstetric specialists, to some of your commonly asked questions.
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