High Risk Obstetrics

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For women needing close monitoring during pregnancy, the 12-bed Mangione High Risk OB unit, adjacent to the delivery suite, provides specialized maternal-fetal care. It's one of the only in the region that consolidates all prenatal services, inpatient care, and antepartum testing in one location to promote a seamless continuum of care.

All of the High Risk OB rooms have the same amenities as the regular Labor and Delivery rooms:

Birthing room amenities include:

  • Soft natural lighting and low sound design
  • Private bathroom
  • Comfortable sofa that converts to a sleeping space for your significant other
  • Flat screen television
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Side-rail patient bed control pendant for the TV, lights and bed.
  • A patient information board is provided that includes the names of your care-team and pertinent telephone numbers for your convenience
Services Offered

The High-Risk OB Unit is devoted to the superior care of the mother who needs to be admitted prior to delivery. Using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, specially trained nurses bring peace of mind to patients. Here, too, dieticians, physical therapists, and other professionals work together to promote healthy babies.

High-risk obstetricians, perinatologists (high risk obstetricians), intensivists and neonatologists work together to ensure the healthiest outcomes possible. The unit is adjacent to the Labor and Delivery Suite, for immediate transfer if necessary.

Patient Room
Victor Khouzami, MD Victor A. Khouzami, MD
Chairman, Obstetrics

Dr. Khouzami is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. He received his medical degree from American University, Beirut, competed his residency at GBMC and his fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

Claire Weitz, MD Claire Weitz, MD
Division Head, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Weitz is board-certified in obstetrics & gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University, completed her residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is one that involves a danger to the mother's health or health of the fetus, which can include previous problem pregnancies, pregnancy of more than one baby, and being over the age of 35.

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose levels are too high. When pregnant, too much glucose is not good for the baby. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that first develops when pregnant, and typically goes away after the birth of the baby. However, if may increase the risk of developing diabetes down the road.

What are some common conditions that can complicate a pregnancy?

Some common conditions known to complicate pregnancy are:
  • Heart Disease
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Problems
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Cancer
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