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High-Risk Care

At Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, we know it's important for you to have peace of mind before, during and after your baby is delivered. You can take comfort in knowing that Texas Health Fort Worth offers advanced perinatal and neonatal care.

Whether you have a high-risk pregnancy or your baby is born with special health needs, Texas Health Fort Worth has the specialists on staff and facilities to meet you and your baby's needs.

High-risk services available at the Texas Health Fort Worth Center for Women and Infants include:

Antenatal Assessment Center
To help your doctor or midwife plan the best care for you and your baby, they may refer you to the Antenatal Assessment Center for testing. Testing at the center is performed by a physician on the medical staff skilled in maternal-fetal medicine or by specially trained nurses.

Testing results will be reported to your primary caregiver. By evaluating the results of these tests, your doctor will have the information needed to plan for the delivery of your baby.

Neonatal ICU
The regional referral center for high-risk deliveries, Texas Health Fort Worth offers advanced services for the most complex and high-risk infants. Our Level III (highest capability) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is staffed by neonatalogists, pediatric sub-specialists and neonatal nurse practitioners who are dedicated to providing expert care to babies born with special health needs.

Texas Health Fort Worth has a long history of providing advanced care to infants. In fact, the hospital was the first in Tarrant County to offer a Level III NICU.

We understand that having a baby in the NICU can be stressful, so we encourage parents to visit often, ask questions and become as involved as possible in their little one's care. Services in the NICU are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day and can be accessed with CareFlite air ambulances, fixed-wing or ground ambulance service.

Perinatal Care
You never expect to need more than routine prenatal care when you are pregnant; however, it's important to choose to deliver at a hospital that specializes in high-risk care for you and your baby — just in case.

A team of board-certified maternal-fetal specialists on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth are available to care for women with high-risk pregnancies. On duty 24 hours a day, these specialists provide care for you and your infant from time of admission to discharge. They also work closely with your obstetrician, if needed, to assist with the birthing process.

Should your newborn need specialized care, our Level III NICU is just steps away from Labor and Delivery.

A leader in quality high-risk pregnancy care, Texas Health Fort Worth is one of only two hospitals in Texas participating in a major safety initiative to change how U.S. hospitals treat high-risk pregnancies. Texas Health Fort Worth is among 16 of the country's leading hospitals working to redefine perinatal care and eliminate preventable birth injuries through the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative.

Surgical Support
If your child needs surgical support, you can take comfort in knowing that hr or she can receive surgical care at Cook Children's Medical Center, a recognized leader in pediatric health care. Cook Children's is located next door to Texas Health Fort Worth and is connected by a special corridor. If your infant requires surgical intervention, they will be taken across the skywalk for surgery, and return to Texas Health Fort Worth for recovery and continued care.

The regional referral center for high-risk deliveries, Texas Health Fort Worth offers advanced services for the most complex and high-risk infants.

Our Level III (highest capability) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is staffed by neonatalogists, pediatric sub-specialists and neonatal nurse practitioners who are dedicated to providing expert care to babies born with special health needs. Texas Health Fort Worth has a long history of providing advanced care to infants; in fact, the hospital was the first in Tarrant County to offer a Level III NICU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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