For more information, please call 304-526-2124
Cabell Huntington Hospital's Perinatal Center is a comprehensive program for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. The program offers specialized care for pregnant women with high blood pressure, gestational diabetes and other conditions that may endanger the health of the mother or baby. Along with exam rooms and physicians' offices, the center features four ultrasound rooms, state-of-the-art 4D ultrasound technology, spacious and comfortable waiting rooms and dedicated parking.
Director David Chaffin, MD, and Ryan Stone, MD, maternal-fetal medicine specialists with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, care for women with high-risk pregnancies and oversee all aspects of the program, including comprehensive pre-conception counseling, non-invasive and invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures, prenatal screenings for birth defects, 4D ultrasound, fetal echocardiograms by ultrasound, minimally invasive fetal surgery and a comprehensive prematurity prevention program.
"We are proud to offer the region's most advanced and comprehensive perinatal services," Dr. Chaffin said. "And we are happy to be able to provide patients with a high level of care and service."
Patients are referred to the center by their OB/GYN, but patients may call 304-526-2124 for more information.
Prenatal testing is a way to learn more about your baby's health before he or she is born. Early in your pregnancy, your OB/GYN performs routine tests to check for problems with your blood, signs of infections and whether you are immune to rubella (German measles) and chickenpox. Throughout your pregnancy, other tests may be recommended based on your health history. State-of-the-art prenatal testing and diagnosis, often only found in larger metropolitan areas, are available at Cabell Huntington Hospital's Perinatal Center.
There are several conditions that may threaten your health or the health of your baby during pregnancy. If you are an expectant mother who requires close observation or specialized care, you may be admitted to Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Women’s Unit on the third floor. Your care will be managed by the unit’s multidisciplinary team, and physician specialists in maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal medicine, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, physical therapists and case managers may all contribute to developing your plan of care.
Depending on your condition, you may spend weeks or even months on the unit, which can be a stressful time for you and your family. The staff is sensitive to this, and is dedicated to doing everything possible to help provide a comfortable environment, lessen your anxiety, educate you about your diagnosis, maintain an optimal level of health and produce a positive outcome for you and your baby.