High-Risk Pregnancies

Community Regional Medical Center offers the only comprehensive perinatology (field of obstetrics that manages high-risk pregnancies) program in the Central Valley with a perinatologist available at all times, seven days a week and a 84-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for those babies that may need additional care.

Providing care in one location for mom and baby allows us to keep sick newborns near their homes and close to their families. It reduces maternal and family anxieties, improves maternal-infant bonding, improves breast milk production and availability and reduces postpartum depression.

Community Regional has a high risk antepartum (before birth) unit for mothers at risk of delivering early and receives patients from 15 other area hospitals.

Our affiliation with the UCSF School of Medicine also means you are treated by some of the best practicing physicians in the United States. Mothers receive around the clock care from a team of experienced physicians and perinatologists and specially-trained and educated nursing staff. Perinatologists help you understand how an illness may affect your baby’s growth, development and how your pregnancy may affect an underlying condition. Our expert team also works closely with you to provide treatment, counseling and support during this time.

High-risk pregnancies & perinatology services:

Community Regional offers the only comprehensive perinatology program in the Central Valley. Perinatology is the field of obstetrics devoted to managing high-risk pregnancies, we have a 20-bed antepartum (before birth) unit for mothers who experience complications and an 84-bed Level III NICU for your baby if your baby requires specialized treatment.  

  • Evidence-based maternal and fetal medical management
  • Antepartum fetal monitoring
  • 3D, 4D, transvaginal and Doppler ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography (test that shows the structure of your baby's heart.)
  • Nuchal translucency (test that assesses your baby's risk of having chromosomal abnormalities.)
  • First trimester genetic screening
  • Genetic counseling and procedures
  • Diabetes education and management
  • Outpatient fetal monitoring