UnityPoint Clinic Perinatology - Methodist
Pregnancy is a special time for any family. However, if any complications arise, you need specialized care from medical professionals trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions specific to high-risk pregnancies.
What is Perinatology?
Also known as maternal fetal medicine, perinatology is high-risk obstetric care that might be needed if you had a problem with a previous pregnancy or if a complication arises with your current pregnancy. Perinatologists have very specialized training that helps them understand how certain medical conditions might affect your pregnancy.
Your OB/GYN will refer you to a perinatologist if you need more specialized care during your pregnancy. All your care is coordinated, so your perinatologist and OB/GYN will stay in close communication throughout your pregnancy.
UnityPoint Clinic Perinatology Hours & Contact Information
221 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For What Conditions Does a Perinatologist Provide Care?
- Chronic hypertension during pregnancy
- Twins, triplets, and higher-order multiples (multiple gestations)
What Are Perinatology Services?
- Ultrasounds (3D ultrasounds are provided only when medically necessary)
- Education on a patient's specific risk factors
- Inpatient counseling for labor and delivery
UnityPoint Perinatology Clinic Staff
Our highly trained perinatologists work directly with your obstetrician to ensure you and your baby have a safe and healthy pregnancy. The staff at UnityPoint Clinic Perinatology - Methodist know that a high-risk pregnancy might cause some anxiety. That's why they're so committed to treating every patient like family, so you know you're getting the highest quality care.
- Steven E. Ambrose, MD
- Danielle Pray, APN
- Four certified ultrasound technicians
- Staffed with an average of six nurses every day
How to Make an Appointment
Because perinatal care is only needed when complications arise during a pregnancy, you need a referral from your OB/GYN to make an appointment. Your OB/GYN sets the expectations for your visit to the perinatologist and communicates to the clinic when you need to come in.
Once your doctor makes the referral, our team is very flexible and will accommodate work and bus schedules to ensure we find an appointment time that works for you. We also have resources to assist with transportation, and valet parking is available on-site. Your appointment with us is important, and we want to make sure your journey here is safe and comfortable.