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High Risk Pregnancies

High-Risk Pregnancies are handled by the region’s leading experts at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s renowned Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine on Long Island. We are known for our comprehensive high-risk obstetrics program and technologically advanced facility devoted to the assessment and care of the high-risk mother and fetus.

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine has an expert staff of high-risk pregnancy doctors, including board certified perinatologists, perinatal nurses and imaging technologists specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.

NYU Winthrop’s state-of-the-art New Life Center, where more than 5,000 babies are born each year, has specially equipped exam rooms for the observation of patients with high-risk pregnancies as well as an inpatient, high-risk, antepartum unit. Our services are offered 24/7 and include:

  • Consultation and monitoring
    • Pre-existing medical conditions in pregnant women such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and renal disease
    • High-risk pregnancies such as preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension, diabetes and multiple gestation
  • Obstetrical Surveillance Management
    • Our maternal fetal medicine specialists diagnose a broad spectrum of fetal conditions, identify problems early and ensure the best possible outcome for mother and infant.
  • Perinatal Testing Laboratory
    • Our high-tech lab has been granted accreditation by American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound by the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Commission. Our testing capabilities include:
      • Fetal sonography (Level I & II)
      • Fetal echocardiography
      • Pelvic ultrasound
      • Amniocentesis
      • Doppler blood flow measurements
      • Non-stress testing
      • Biophysical profiles
      • Chorionic villus sampling
      • Cordocentesis
  • Patient Education
    • Patient and family education concerning conditions of high-risk pregnancies is available through prenatal, perinatal and neonatal consultation. Genetic counseling and counseling for patients with diabetes are also available. Read more about Diabetes and Pregnancy.

State Designated Regional Perinatal Center

NYU Winthrop-University is a New York State Regional Perinatal Center—a prestigious designation that recognizes NYU Winthrop’s commitment to delivering the highest level of obstetrical and perinatal care. One of the many outstanding perinatal services we offer is the detection and treatment of high-risk pregnancies. As a regional center, NYU Winthrop Hospital treats high-risk pregnant mothers and newborns from other hospitals which don’t have our advanced treatment facilities.

Award-Winning Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Health Grades, a leading independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, has named NYU Winthrop Hospital a recipient of both the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award and the Health Grades Maternity Care Excellence Award. Health Grades’ report found that women who undergo gynecologic surgery at five-star rated hospitals experience 35% fewer complications.