If you are a woman with underlying medical issues and you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, your health care needs are unique. Our multidisciplinary obstetric medicine service (MOMS) is dedicated to serving the special and diverse needs of women with medical conditions before, during and after pregnancy. We put our entire focus, and our many years of expertise, into the highly specialized care you require.
We take a collaborative team approach to your health working with obstetricians, midwives and high-risk specialists to provide the comprehensive care you deserve. Our providers are nationally and internationally recognized specialists in obstetric medicine, maternal-fetal medicine, gastroenterology, pulmonology, endocrinology, rheumatology, cardiology, infectious diseases and behavioral medicine.
All our physicians are board certified and serve on the faculty of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. They are leaders in national and international organizations and have authored multiple text books and articles in medical journals.
Some of the common conditions and symptoms we treat include:
- Asthma and pulmonary diseases
- Autoimmune disorders
- Blood clots and bleeding disorders
- Back pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Gestational diabetes
- Excessive nausea and vomiting
- Excess weight and weight gain
- Headaches, dizziness and other neurologic disorders
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Infectious diseases
- Postpartum depression
- Shortness of breath
- Thyroid disorders
The Women’s Medicine Collaborative offers a diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy program that focuses on the specialized care that women who have pregestational or gestational diabetes or other endocrine disorders need for a healthy pregnancy.
We also offer a postpartum program designed for women who experience a complication in pregnancy. Our goal is to prevent chronic disease by identifying risk factors that present in pregnancy and provide counseling and treatment aimed at reducing the risk of chronic disease later in life.
We provide consultations for patients referred by obstetricians, midwives, gynecologists, internists and specialists or the patient may call us directly. We see patients for preconception counseling, a one-time pregnancy consultation, or will follow a patient throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period. We are in contact with the patient's obstetrician and/or other referring provider throughout care to assure collaboration and a smooth transition after delivery.
Our physicians see patients at our West River Street office and patients who are admitted to Women & Infants Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Our staff is available 24 hours a day for emergency room and inpatient consultations.
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New Beginnings Perinatal Consultants
The New Beginnings Perinatal Consultants program at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative provides specialized care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Our team of physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, behavioral medicine specialists, registered dietitians, ultrasound technologists and more, provide high-risk pregnancy care for women whose pregnancies require more frequent monitoring, medications, or treatments.
Our ultrasound units are equipped with state-of-the-art, 3D and 4D technology. Like regular ultrasounds, 3D and 4D ultrasounds use sound waves to create an image of your baby in the womb. 3D ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your baby, allowing a more realistic imaging of your baby’s position and features. 4D ultrasounds create a live video effect, so you can watch your baby in motion, such as smiling or yawning.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment at New Beginnings Perinatal Consultants, please call 401-793-7022.
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