High-Risk Pregnancy

For more than a decade, Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s has cared for the most difficult pregnancies through our Perinatal Assessment Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services. We have the knowledge to evaluate, treat and support women and their babies in even the most complicated situations. The expertise of our dedicated specialists combined with technological advancements, have led to more healthy moms and babies.

In the event that a high-risk pregnancy would have you staying with us prior to the birth of your baby, rest assured that you would be staying in a comfortable and private room on our Antepartum Unit. You’ll be cared for by a knowledgeable and compassionate nursing staff along with other members of the healthcare team. 

High-Risk Factors

Conditions that may mean you need specialized care include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid disease
  • Clotting disease
  • Previous pregnancy loss or complications
  • History of pre-term birth
  • Age 35 and older at time of birth
  • Family history of genetic disorders 

Perinatal Assessment Center

Located within the Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Women's Hospital, the Perinatal Assessment Center is staffed with experienced Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians and nurses. At the Center, expectant moms are evaluated to determine what specialized treatments may be needed if complications occur during pregnancy. Appointments are made by physician referral.

For more information about the Perinatal Assessment Center, call us at 414-585-1714.


If complications occur once a baby is born, you and your baby are in the best place you can be. As a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), our expert team treats basic newborn infections and typical complications associated with premature birth such as respiratory and feeding issues, or multiple births. Learn more about the Level III NICU here.



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