High Risk Pregnancy

If you’re experiencing a high risk pregnancy, Baton Rouge General is uniquely prepared to care for you and your baby every step of the way. Our birth center is backed by the extensive resources of our full service hospital, including adult and pediatric subspecialists like maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The maternal-fetal medicine clinic cares for women who have a high risk pregnancy. Our specialists will work with your OBGYN, family practitioners and certified nurse midwives to manage complex conditions during pregnancy. If your OB refers you to the maternal-fetal medicine clinic, you will continue regular office visits and your chosen OB, Family Practitioner or midwife will still deliver your baby.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Most babies are born healthy and full term. In the event a newborn requires intensive care services, parents can rest assured their little one will be well taken care of in our Certified Level 3 Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Services include:

  • 24-hour in-house presence of advanced practice neonatal nurse practitioners
  • Access to numerous pediatric sub-specialties including:
    • Physical therapists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Speech therapists
  • Generous visitation hours for parents and siblings
  • Full parental involvement in baby’s treatment and progress
  • Parents are given the opportunity to room-in prior to bringing baby home

For more questions or more information about our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, please call (225) 763-4145.

Adult Intensive Care

In the rare circumstance a mother needs a higher level of care, our comprehensive adult intensive care unit is available and supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialists.