Mothers who discover they are having multiples may be referred to our program for further testing to determine whether or not the pregnancy is likely to develop complications. If so, mothers consult with our maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Our multiples’ program fosters a family-centered environment where proven practices in maternal-fetal medicine give women and their babies the specialized care they require. Services include:
- Maternal-fetal medicine consultations
- Level II ultrasound for growth assessment and detection of congenital abnormalities
- Genetic counseling
- Personalized nutritional counseling
- Management of the medical complications of pregnancy
- Lactation support for breastfeeding multiples
Many mothers of multiples require early bed rest and sometimes early admission to the hospital for monitoring. Our Antepartum Unit provides expectant mothers with a home-away-from-home. We can help with issues common to multiple births, such as:
- Multiple baby monitoring
- Pre-term labor
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Gestational diabetes, chronic diabetes, and Type II diabetes
- Premature rupture of membranes
Multiples often encounter challenges like prematurity and low birth weight, which means they sometimes require care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The Woman’s Hospital of Texas provides sophisticated Level II and Level III NICU care.
Our expert team of medical providers specializes in care for women with multiple gestation pregnancies and offers maternal-fetal medicine consultations.