High-Risk Obstetrical Unit

Whether your pregnancy is determined to be high-risk from the beginning or complications arise later on, St.Vincent Women's Hospital is prepared to be the hospital of choice for mothers and babies in high-risk situations. We are the only hospital in Indiana with the highest level of obstetric care (Level 3 and Newborn Intensive Care Level 3c) in one location. Our team of physicians including Maternal-Fetal Medicine, neonatologists and pediatric sub-specialists works together to deliver a comprehensive continuum of care for expectant mothers, new moms and newborns.

At St.Vincent Women's Hospital we provide comfortable, comprehensive care for women experiencing obstetric and/or medical challenges that require hospitalization. Our High-Risk Obstetrical Unit (HRU) achieved its disease-specific certification in high-risk obstetrics by The Joint Commission - only the second in the U.S. to achieve such designation. We offer inpatient holistic care by a highly experience nursing staff for intensive monitoring of mother and baby for short-term and extended stays.

Conditions that may result in pregnancy complications include:

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • History of Pre-term Labor
  • Incompetent Cervix
  • Kidney Problems
  • Maternal Age
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Obesity
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Thrombophilias

Indiana’s largest team of board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists providing 24/7 coverage, certified ultrasonographers (AIUM), obstetricians, experienced labor and delivery and high-risk OB nurses, and neonatalogists from our Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are all essential components of our high-risk perinatal services. Other members of our health care team include social services, pastoral care, pharmacy, dietitians, lactation consultants, case management representatives, and respiratory, physical and occupational therapists.

Our private patient rooms offer a homelike environment that helps promote the healing of your mind, body and spirit with comfortable amenities that include:

  • Television with cable programming
  • DVD/VCR/CD player
  • Local phone service
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Refrigerator
  • Recliner
  • Private bath with handicap shower accommodations

For more information about the amenities and services available to you while you are staying with us, visit our Visitor and Patient Services page.

For more information about the High-Risk Obstetrical Unit at St.Vincent Women's Hospital, please call (317) 415-7900 or (888) 788-4762. If you are a medical facility making a referral or transfer, please call ONE-Call at 338-5000.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to supporting the health and well being of every mother and her fetus. We strive to deliver the best possible outcome of high-risk pregnancies and provide supportive care to the mother following her delivery and restoration to her previous state of health.