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202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

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High-Risk Perinatal Clinic 

The Center for Perinatal Care offers comprehensive, patient-centered care for women managing complicated or high-risk pregnancies. Our experts are dedicated to treating maternal and fetal health concerns before, during and after the birth of your child. We are here for your comfort and care.

Our specialists partner with referring providers by regularly sharing updates, imaging and test results. We keep you and your provider in the loop every step of the way so you and your baby are receiving the highest quality of care.

Women are referred to the Center for Perinatal for a variety of reasons, either prior to or during pregnancy. Ask your health provider for a referral.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultations 

A Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, also known as a Perinatologist, is an obstetrician/gynecologist that has received specialized training to take care of women with high risk pregnancies. Women are referred to meet with an MFM specialist for consultation for a variety of reasons, either prior to or during a pregnancy.

Post-Partum Hypertension Program

The Telehealth Program for post-partum hypertension is about helping new moms with high blood pressure stay healthy after leaving the hospital. We will lend you equipment so you can regularly check your blood pressure at home instead of returning to the clinic for multiple check-ups during your 6 weeks after delivery.

Why is this important?

  • 4 out of 10 new moms in Wisconsin who have high blood pressure leave the hospital after giving birth without the right treatment for their condition. 
  • After birth, high blood pressure is the most common cause for hospital readmission.
  • In a recent study, new moms with home monitoring decreased their chance of needing to be readmitted to the hospital. 
  • Your participation in this program will help you stay healthy at home so you can enjoy more time with your baby.

Maternal Conditions 

  • Cardiac disease 
  • Chronic hypertension 
  • Cystic fibrosis  
  • Diabetes – type 1 or 2, insulin dependent GDM  
  • Hemolytic incompatibility 
  • History of or current coagulation concern 
  • HIV  
  • Hypertension 
  • Pulmonary disease (including active asthma)  
  • Renal disease  
  • Seizure disorder  
  • Sickle Cell disease 
  • Thyroid disorders 
  • Other chronic or acute condition that may affect pregnancy 

Fetal Conditions

  • Fetal anomalies  
  • Multiple gestation 
  • Growth restriction 
  • Other fetal condition that may affect the pregnancy

Pregnancy Complications 

  • Preeclampsia 
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension 
  • Oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid) 
  • Polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid) 
  • Prior pregnancy loss 
  • Other condition that may affect the pregnancy