Antepartum Care

Welcome to our Maternal Special Care Unit located on 6 West Doan Hall. We want to make your time with us as pleasant as possible.

Your first couple of hours in the hospital may seem hectic, with doctors and nurses coming in and out of your room asking the same questions. All around you, decisions are being made about how to manage your medical condition. Some typical reasons for admission to our unit include pregnancy-related hypertension/pre-eclampsia, diabetes management, concern for preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, abnormal bleeding and high-risk multiple gestation pregnancy (twins, triplets and more).

Our Team

Our Team

As a Level III maternity center, we have board certified obstetricians available at all times, as well as maternal fetal medicine subspecialists with in-depth education and experience in obstetrics care who assist in directing our services.

If your doctor provides patient care services at OSU Wexner Medical Center, then he or she will manage your care while you are here. If your doctor is not part of the Wexner Medical Center system, your care will be transferred to our high-risk staff while you are here. Our team of doctors and nurses is experienced in the care of complicated pregnancies such are yours. We are here for any advanced care you or your baby may need.

The doctors who direct your care within our Women and Infants department are called perinatologists. We have nine perinatologists, who are obstetricians with additional training in complicated or high-risk pregnancies. One of these faculty attending physicians is always on call to supervise your care.

There are also fellows who are in training to become perinatologists. These doctors have already completed their training in obstetrics and gynecology. The resident staff physicians who see you every day are an important part of your care team. You may also see medical students from the OSU College of Medicine as part of your care team.

Additional team members include:
  • Every nurse on the unit has had additional training and is certified in fetal monitoring.
  • Patient care associates (PCAs) assist the nursing staff in your care.
  • A board certified anesthesiologist with special training and experience in obstetric anesthesia is in charge of maternal anesthesia services.
  • A full complement of subspecialists, including subspecialists in critical care, general surgery, infectious disease, hematology, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, oncology and neonatology are available as needed for patient care consultations and services. 


Why Choose Ohio State?

Why Choose Ohio State?

Level III Care: Ohio State is the transfer center of choice for many obstetricians from outside hospitals who need assistance managing the highest-risk pregnancies in the state. Our Labor and Delivery and Maternal Special Care Unit is a Level III care provider and functions as a Regional Perinatal Health Care Center for Ohio. Our designation of Level III is based on the experience and capability of our team in providing comprehensive management of severe maternal and fetal complications. A Level III hospital offers a higher level of subspecialty care beyond what many other hospitals are able to provide.

NICU: OSU Wexner Medical Center has a Nationwide Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This high level of intensive care for your newborn is one of the many reasons that your doctor may have chosen to transfer you here.

Visitor Policy

Visitor Policy

During your stay with us, your visitors will be allowed to visit throughout the day with unlimited visitation hours. Children cannot stay on the unit without another adult supervising them, and they may not spend the night. At night, you are welcome to have one adult visitor spend the night with you. Your visitors will need to use the restrooms located outside of your room.

Dining on Demand

Dining on Demand

We offer Dining on Demand, which allows you to pick the time you would like to eat and chose from a variety of menu items that go with your dietary requirements. Snacks are available around the clock for patients from our unit kitchen.

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