Providing advanced care and support for women with high-risk pregnancies.

Each woman’s journey to having a baby is as unique as her journey in life. While being pregnant can be an exciting time, not all pregnancies are easy. When you're classified as a high-risk pregnancy due to a maternal or fetal diagnosis, you want to be confident you're in the care of experts prepared to handle any circumstances affecting you or your unborn child.

Woman’s Maternal Fetal Care Center was established to provide advanced care and enhanced support to *patients with pregnancies identified as high-risk. Led by perinatal navigators, the Center offers the most comprehensive care model in the Houston region for high-risk pregnancy diagnoses, including advanced maternal age, multiples, and pre-existing health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

We bring together a specialized team of obstetricians, gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, neonatologists and pediatric specialists to provide mom and baby with the highest quality comprehensive care. As a designated Level IV maternal facility, this team is equipped to treat the most complex cases.

Our high-risk pregnancy specialists diagnose and treat some of the most complex conditions, including:

  • Abdominal wall defects
  • Abnormal placentation
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Amniotic bands
  • Brain malformations
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Chronic hypertension
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital pulmonary malformations
  • Diabetes
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Encephaloceles
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
  • Micrognathia
  • Multiple gestation
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Prematurity
  • Preterm labor
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Teratomas

Woman’s Maternal Fetal Care Center also offers specialized care for those on fertility journeys, including fertility treatments like IVF, and surrogacy and adoption support for both the gestational carrier and intended parent(s).

Our hospital houses a 48-bed antepartum unit (APU) for mothers who may require a hospital stay for increased monitoring on bed rest or limited activities to help their baby grow safely, a Perinatal Diabetes Center and a specially-designed Maternal Assessment Center that provides moms-to-be with a unique area focused on their testing or urgent care needs.

If your baby is born prematurely and requires special attention, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has a 146-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level of care available for premature and critically-ill newborns. We also have an emergency maternal-fetal transport care team that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to transport women experiencing maternal medical emergencies.

Perinatal navigation

Navigating a high-risk pregnancy can feel overwhelming. The perinatal navigators at Woman’s Maternal Fetal Care Center have the sole focus of providing you with extra care to support your unique pregnancy and delivery experience.

Utilizing a collaborative approach to care, our perinatal navigators partner with you, your family, your obstetrician and your team of specialists to provide the safest possible outcome for you and your baby. They ensure you receive the necessary support and specialized education for your unique pregnancy journey.

Your perinatal navigator is your personal guide through your pregnancy. They will help develop a personalized care plan with a team of medical experts, coordinate appointments with specialists, facilitate communication between you and your doctors, advocate for your and your baby’s wellness, and offer you and your family the resources and emotional support you need.

No matter what condition you may be facing, we are here to support you every step of the way. We are fully committed to a high-quality, family-centered pregnancy and delivery for you and your baby.

*Physician referral required