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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Morton)

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, IL 61550

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8914 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

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209 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

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2535 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

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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.
5th Floor
Peoria, Illinois


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.

Phone: 309-672-4144
Fax: 309-672-3127

For What Conditions Does a Perinatologist Provide Care?

  • Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

  • Obesity during pregnancy

  • Chronic hypertension during pregnancy

  • Lupus during pregnancy

  • Twins, triplets, and higher-order multiples (multiple gestations)

  • Low amniotic fluid

  • High amniotic fluid

  • Poor fetal growth

  • Frequent miscarriages

What Are Perinatology Services?

  • Outpatient exams

  • Preconception counseling

  • Prenatal testing

  • Genetic counseling

  • Ultrasounds (3D ultrasounds are provided only when medically necessary)

  • Diabetic education

  • 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

Clinical Staff:

  • 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.