High-Risk Pregnancy and Obstetrics

Every pregnancy and delivery merits special care.

For those mothers and babies who require a higher level of expertise and knowledge, however, the University of Louisville physicians practicing alongside The Center for Women and Infants labor and delivery staff offer the most up-to-date techniques proven by top-shelf research.

Whether a pregnancy is considered high-risk due to diabetes, a heart condition, multiple births or any number of reasons, our highly trained team works together to give the mother and baby the best care possible.

Maternal-fetal specialists

We have exceptional maternal-fetal specialists (doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancies) leading a multidisciplinary team that is ready and able to handle any situation. The maternal-fetal specialists who serve high-risk pregnancy patients are nationally noted in several areas of obstetrical care including:

  • infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology
  • immunology
  • multiple pregnancy and delivery
  • principles and practice of medical therapy in pregnancy
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • per umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)
  • ultrasound
  • pre-term labor

In addition to our maternal-fetal specialists, our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • surgeons
  • cardiologists
  • trauma specialists
  • endocrinologists

Please contact us if you have any questions. You may use the Physician page to learn more about our maternal-fetal medicine physicians.

Specially-equipped facility

The Center for Women and Infants facility is specially equipped to care for mothers and infants involved in a high-risk delivery. This includes:

  • Two specialized delivery suites that are specially equipped for Caesarian birth
  • Four delivery suites that are specially equipped to serve mothers and babies with special needs, offering:
    • Merlin centralized monitoring system
    • ventilators
    • all ICU-level equipment
    • antenatal unit for pre-delivery hospitalizations due to pre-term labor or other serious medical conditions

One of the largest certified Level III NICUs in the region

Center for Women and Infants NICU team members care for a tiny patient.

The Center for Women and Infants at University of Louisville Hospital maintains one of the largest certified Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the region, providing superior care for premature and seriously ill infants.

Along with a Level II and a well-baby nursery, each nursery has the latest equipment and knowledgeable staff to care for the tiniest of patients.

UofL neonatology specialists participate in a state-supported high-risk infant follow-up program, which follows the most critically ill and tiniest premature babies up to eight years to help support the pediatrician’s primary care.


We place a priority on professional and community education. The mother/baby classes offered by The Center for Women and Infants seek to promote the health and wellness of new families.

Learn more about baby classes.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physicians

Regional clinical care

Our regional clinical care initiative allows us to share our expertise with other health facilities in Kentucky, including our knowledge of high-risk obstetrics.

The partnership provides Kentucky hospitals that may not specialize in high-risk pregnancies an opportunity to collaborate with the leading physicians in maternal-fetal medicine within our organization.

The regionalization plan ensures women in Kentucky are receiving the best possible care during pregnancy.

Contact high-risk obstetrics

Please use the contact form to contact us if you have any questions.