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High Risk Pregnancy

Women with pregnancy complications or who are at risk because of underlying health factors or advanced maternal age receive the highest level of care in the region at Greenville Health System's Women's Hospital.

Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians are obstetricians/gynecologists with two to three years of additional training in the treatment of pregnancy complications. They bring exceptional skill to cases in which the expectant mother has a health condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, carries multiple babies, or experiences premature labor or other threats to pregnancy. They provide pre-conceptual counseling for women with medical problems, previous complications, and, in conjunction with GHS' Fertility Center of the Carolinas, recurrent pregnancy loss.

We provide services to patients and physicians in Greenwood via telemedicine. Ultrasound interpretation and patient consultation are available over secure high-speed Internet-based video conferencing, allowing face-to-face conversations between physicians in Greenville and patients in Greenwood. Providing access to the regionís most highly trained pregnancy specialists saves patients time and money. It also makes Greenwood a healthier community by improving the quality of care available locally.  Complex medical problems that once meant transferring care hours away now can be managed closer to home.
The first perinatal diagnostic ultrasound center in South Carolina to receive national certification by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the Maternal Fetal Medicine division is also a training and research site for General Electric 4D ultrasound technology.

Services available to our patients include the following:

  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • 4D ultrasound evaluation and treatment
  • Critical care obstetrics
  • Separate unit for high-risk pregnant women, staffed by nurses skilled in OB critical care
  • On-site Level III NICU
  • Genetic sonograms
  • Screening for chromosomal abnormalities
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Antepartum testing, including Doppler flow velocimetry
  • Invasive and non-invasive fetal diagnosis and treatment

Pregnant women with medical emergencies who are transported to Greenville Memorial Medical Campus may be admitted to the Women's Specialty Unit. The Women's Specialty Unit is covered by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist 24 hours a day.

Our Women's Specialty Unit is located on the sixth floor of Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, right down the hall from The Family Birthplace and the Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  We have approximately 23 beds and nursing staff with special training in caring for women with high risk pregnancies and GYN surgery.

There are many other healthcare professionals who are available to assist you, including social workers, nutritionists, physical therapists, lactation consultants and a chaplain. You will have the opportunity to speak with our neonatologists and visit our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.