Sometimes before birth, mothers need the kind of full-time care only a hospital can provide. At Providence, our staff of specially trained nurses closely monitor high-risk pregnancies to manage your and your baby’s health.
During your hospital stay, we’ll help you understand your condition, your baby’s development and specific therapies or procedures. We’ll answer your questions and ensure that you know what to expect at every turn.
We offer prenatal imaging and a wide array of tests to evaluate your baby’s development, condition and delivery. Your doctor may recommend prenatal testing to learn more about the details of your baby’s health and readiness for delivery.
Friends and family may reach you by calling 907-562-2211 and asking the operator to connect them to your room. Moms on hospital bed rest need lots of rest, so please encourage well-wishers to limit their visits.
Your doctor or midwife may request tests during your pregnancy for these or other reasons:
- Your baby is late
- You have preeclampsia or pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Your baby seems small for your expected due date
- You have had previous problems in pregnancy
- You have other medical problems, such as diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure or severe anemia
Your baby is not as active as expected
Examples of the tests your doctor or midwife may request include:
- Non-stress test
- Biophysical profile
- Amniotic fluid index
- Doppler flow study