Expectant mothers in Sussex and Warren counties, especially those who may be at risk for complications, no longer need to travel far for comprehensive prenatal care and support. Newton Medical Center recently opened the Atlantic Maternal-Fetal Medicine program to make access to these specialists more convenient for pregnant women and their unborn children.
According to Kolawole “Yinka” Oyelese, MD, Atlantic Maternal-Fetal Medicine director and specialist at Newton Medical Center, maternal-fetal medicine provides specialized care and intervention for many conditions that can affect pregnant women, including gestational diabetes and preeclampsia – or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
Dr. Oyelese explains that maternal-fetal medicine specialists identify which women and their unborn babies are at risk for complications, and then take steps to prevent or treat those complications. “We have special training to handle any problem with mother or baby, even for the most complicated pregnancy,” he says. “Providing these services at Newton gives pregnant women convenient access to this high level of care.”
That care includes ultrasounds, genetics counseling – evaluation of potential inherited medical risks, diabetes education, nutritional counseling and nonstress tests – a non-invasive testing procedure that monitors a baby’s movements and heartbeat.
“By discovering any problems early, we can often treat them before delivery,” Dr. Oyelese says.
To reach a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Newton Medical Center, call 973-579-8450.