Memorial Hermann offers antepartum care for expectant mothers who aren't quite ready to deliver. Most patients, if close to delivery and having contractions, will go directly to a labor and delivery unit, but some may stay in the antepartum unit initially, depending on their specific condition.
Many conditions may warrant admission to the antepartum unit including:
- Pre-term labor
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Bleeding disorders - placenta previa, placental abruption, etc.
- Post-surgery complications
Most antepartum patients arrive between 30 and 32 weeks, and a three- to four-week stay is typical. Some are in just for a day or two, while others stay for up to 12 weeks. Whatever your physician recommends, Memorial Hermann is here to accommodate your needs.