Care for High-risk Moms and Newborns

High Risk MomNewark Beth Israel Medical Center is a leader in diagnosing and managing high-risk pregnancies. We have been a state designated Regional Perinatal Center since 1981 and provide expert intensive care for mothers and infants in a compassionate environment. Babies are referred to us by some 30 hospitals in four counties.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Learn about our specialists in high risk pregnancies.

Diabetes Program

Expectant mothers who are diabetic or have gestational diabetes are referred to our on-site center by their doctor. Special medical and nutritional counseling is given by a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

A state-of-the-art intensive care nursery and staff of experts at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center offer the best care available for premature and seriously ill infants. Through our Children's Hospital of New Jersey we are able to offer access to physicians in more than 30 pediatric subspecialties. Click here for more information.

High-risk Transportation

As a regionally designated referral center for seriously ill newborns, NBIMC maintains a transport team of doctors and nurses. A specially equipped ambulance is available 24 hours a day to bring infants to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Regional SIDS and Apnea Program

This program provides consultation, evaluation, monitoring equipment and outpatient follow-up for babies who are at risk for developing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or who suffer from breathing irregularities or apnea.

High-risk Infant Follow-up Program

Through this comprehensive program, each infant discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is periodically evaluated for at least two years. The evaluations help detect any possible developmental delays or other problems associated with prematurity while in the nursery and after discharge. Multidisciplinary staff assesses each child's growth and development. The staff makes any necessary recommendations for consultation or therapy.