Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Women & Newborn Center Offers a Wide Range of Diagnostic and High-Risk Obstetrical Services
University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital’s Ruhlman Women & Newborn Center provides seamless care for high-risk pregnancies. Our maternal fetal medicine (MFM) and obstetric geneticists provide focused care for all phases of high-risk pregnancy – from conception, through delivery and post-partum care – including:
Specialized Care for Each Patient
A clinical nurse specialist and a patient navigator work to make each complex, specialized care plan seamless and simple for the patient and her family. The fetal care patient navigator coordinates with maternal fetal medicine, pediatric, medical and genetic specialists at the nationally ranked University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and will arrange for antepartum inpatient care at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, if needed.
UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in the region that can provide specialized care to women with high-risk pregnancies in the same facility as a nationally ranked full-service children’s hospital with a neonatal intensive care unit that is ranked among the top in the nation.
This unique care model allows parents to meet our skilled pediatric and medical specialists before the birth so that they can better understand what to expect. After the baby is born, parents can remain with their babies 24 hours a day if neonatal intensive care is needed.
Services for Complex Maternal and Fetal Disorders
Our expert faculty consists of maternal fetal medicine specialists with extensive experience in the management of the most complex maternal and fetal disorders. Our extensive services include:
Fetal Heart Program
Our fetal heart program offers fetal echocardiograms, consultation with a pediatric cardiologist specializing in prenatal cardiology, state-of-the-art technology, planning consults for labor and delivery, and access to the full Pediatric Heart Center team. Our teams are specially trained to provide life-saving cardiac therapies immediately after the baby is born. We also provide ongoing education and support for a smooth transition from prenatal to postnatal care. Typical indications for a fetal echocardiogram are:
Transport Services for Mother and Baby
The transport program at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is staffed by maternal fetal medicine specialists with extensive experience in the management of high risk obstetric complications such as premature rupture of the membranes, premature labor and preeclampsia.
Referring physicians and hospital have access to the maternal and neonatal transport services 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Whenever possible, it is preferred to transfer the mother while the fetus is in utero.
Hospital transport services can be reached by calling 216-844-1111 or 800-421-9199.
Maternal fetal medicine phone consultations are also available through the above numbers, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.