Regional Perinatal Center
The Regional Perinatal Center at Saint Peter's University Hospital, established in 1973, is renowned throughout the state for the exceptional level of high-risk maternity and neonatal care we provide. Our board-certified physicians and specialized staff care for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies and infants born prematurely or with serious medical issues.
We are licensed and equipped to manage the most complicated pregnancies and the most medically fragile newborns. Our Maternal-Fetal medicine program provides advanced diagnostic testing and high-risk pre- and postnatal care. Our team includes maternal-fetal medicine specialists (high-risk perinatal physicians), geneticists, a placental pathologist, perinatal nurses, ultrasonographers, neonatologists, diabetes care and control specialists, and other high-risk support specialists.
The Perinatal Emergency Triage and Treatment Unit is an eight-bed unit that serves as an "emergency room" for pregnant women. Patients admitted to this unit are cared for by OB/GYN physicians and OB nurses who are experts in managing pregnancy complications.
The High-Risk Antepartum Unit is for pregnant women with chronic medical conditions or complex pregnancies. This 34-bed unit admits women for observation and treatment in an attempt to bring troubled pregnancies as close to term as possible.
The Antenatal Testing Unit provides advanced ultrasound testing and interventional procedures, including third-trimester ultrasound screening for chromosomal abnormalities, 3-D ultrasound screening, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, fetal cardiovascular evaluation and surveillance therapy, and percutaneous umbilical blood sampling.
The Institute for Genetic Medicine provides pre- and postnatal counseling, testing and treatment and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is for babies born prematurely or with special medical needs.
The Infant and Perinatal Loss Evaluation Service offers diagnostic services and treatment to couples who have lost multiple pregnancies. Of the women we treat, 80 percent carry a healthy baby to term.
The Infant Prematurity Assessment and Prevention Program offers diagnoses and treatment to prevent premature birth.
Through an affiliation with Columbia University Medical Center, Saint Peter's University Hospital is the only hospital in New Jersey to be part of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. This network, created by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, focuses on clinical questions in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics, particularly with respect to the continuing problem of preterm birth.