Important Information

COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients

We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.

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Every pregnancy is unique. Your experience should be too. Design your birthing experience with Centerpoint Medical Center. From spacious maternity and birthing suites to gourmet meals to music playlists, we keep moms comfortable and relaxed while they await baby's birth.

No matter how far along you are, Centerpoint Medical Center provides the best care for you and your unborn child. Learn about some of the services we offer for expectant parents. Also take a look at the testing and screening section to find out more about your child before he or she is even born. With services such as a level III NICU, you'll be in good hands at Centerpoint Medical Center. Some of our other services include:

  • Anesthesia services
  • Lactation support programs
  • A Level III NICU
  • Infant CPR classes
  • Group and private tours

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic

Centerpoint Medical Center also offers a high-risk maternal-fetal medicine clinic with an experienced team of compassionate, board-certified perinatologists. Services include:

  • Maternal diabetes patient management
  • Genetic counseling including amniocentesis and ultrasound evaluation
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Critical care obstetrics

Comprehensive Care

When you decide to add a new member to your family, Centerpoint Medical Center can help you along the way. We provide step-by-step advice and instructions for any issues or concerns such as:

  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Ectopic/tubal pregnancy
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Inappropriate lactation
  • Miscarriage
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Placenta previa
  • Placental abruption
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Pre-eclampsia/toxemia
  • Premature birth

Diagnostics and Testing

Centerpoint Medical Center uses advanced testing to precisely indicate any issues or problems. These tests could include:

Prenatal screenings for the mother

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood tests for type and Rh factor
  • Microbiological examinations for infections
  • Psychological Aspects of Screening
  • Urine tests

Prenatal screenings for the baby

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villi Screening (CVS)
  • Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein (MSAFP)
  • Non-stress Test (NST)/Biophysical Profile (BPP)
  • Nucha Translucency (NT)
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
  • Ultrasound

Ultrasound screenings are used to detect

  • Number of babies
  • Age of the baby
  • Size and rate of growth
  • Heart rate, breathing, position and movement
  • Location of the placenta
  • Amount of amniotic fluid present
  • Certain types of birth defects (heart, head, chest, spine, limbs)
  • Blood flow
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Causes of bleeding or pain