Outstanding High-Risk Pregnancy Care in Chesterfield County

If your pregnancy is considered high-risk, it’s natural to feel alarmed. But you can also take comfort knowing Johnston-Willis Hospital has the specialists and services necessary to keep you and your baby safe.

Whether you’re carrying multiples, have a history of miscarriage, or developed gestational diabetes, you’ll find care and support nearby. Our maternal-fetal medicine doctors (also called perinatologists) provide services that range from genetic testing and counseling to preterm birth prevention and delivery planning.

Why Choose Johnston-Willis Hospital for High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Women with complicated pregnancies trust us with their baby’s health — and their own well-being. We offer:

  • Top specialists. Our fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine doctors work closely with a team that includes your regular OB/GYN, genetic counselors, experienced nurse practitioners, and other professionals. This partnership helps ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your baby.
  • Critical newborn care on-site. Our Level III neonatal intensive care unit provides around-the-clock care for the tiniest and most critically ill infants.
  • Pediatric emergency care. If your baby requires emergency medical care, you can take comfort knowing we offer pediatric emergency services right here where you gave birth.
  • Renowned treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Together with Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, we were the first in Central Virginia to treat newborns with withdrawal symptoms caused by NAS. Our maternal addiction program offers respectful care and support to moms, infants, and families affected by substance abuse.

High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions We Treat

Pregnancy is deemed high-risk if a condition gives you and/or your baby a greater-than-normal chance of complications. These complications could occur during pregnancy, during labor, or after delivery.

We provide maternal-fetal care for many conditions and situations, including:

  • Carrying twins, triplets, or other multiples
  • Pre-existing medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, lupus, and HIV
  • Medical problems that develop during pregnancy, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm labor
  • History of miscarriage or other pregnancy complications
  • Substance use during pregnancy
  • Placenta problems, including placenta previa, placenta accreta, or placental abruption
  • Fetal growth or development problems
  • Personal or family history of genetic conditions
  • Personal or family history of birth defects

Comprehensive Perinatology Services We Offer

With our broad range of services, you can discover underlying problems, stay healthy during pregnancy, keep track of your baby’s development, and prepare for delivery. We offer:

  • Preconception counseling. This service is available to individuals or couples who have concerns about getting pregnant or having a healthy baby. We can counsel you on risk factors such as advanced age, fertility issues, pre-existing medical conditions, and a family history of genetic conditions.
  • Genetic testing and counseling. If you have genetic testing, we’ll thoroughly explain your results and any possible risks to your unborn baby. We’ll also explain the benefits and risks of fetal testing.
  • Fetal diagnostic procedures. We offer tests to screen for birth defects or inherited conditions. These include amniocentesis, nuchal translucency screening, and chorionic villus sampling.
  • Prenatal ultrasounds. We’ll closely monitor your baby’s growth and development throughout your pregnancy using the latest ultrasound imaging procedures.
  • Hospital antepartum care. If you need to be hospitalized during your pregnancy, you’ll stay in one of our “antepartum” rooms. We’ll do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible, for as long as we need to monitor your health and your baby.
  • Delivery planning. Your doctor will work closely with our birth center team and NICU to help ensure a smooth, safe delivery — and to prepare for any medical care you or your baby may need immediately after birth.

If your baby needs extra special care, we offer Level III neonatal intensive care. Learn how we nurture and care for Chesterfield County’s most vulnerable newborns.

Women choose our birth center because of its reputation for safe, supportive care. Learn more about our services and amenities.

If you’re pregnant and struggling with substance use, don’t lose hope. Without judgement, we’ll help you and your baby stay healthy for the best possible outcomes.