High-Risk Obstetrics

For some women, pregnancy and delivery can pose a risk to them and their baby. Older age, more than one fetus, certain medical conditions, or problems identified in the fetus may mean a pregnant woman needs more advanced medical care.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Qualified experts in maternal-fetal medicine (another term for high-risk obstetrics) are readily available at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center. These experts can consult on or help manage such complications as premature labor and preeclampsia, as well as genetic diseases, prenatal diagnosis and therapy, and multiple gestations.

Scottsdale Shea Medical Center's High-Risk Obstetrical Unit is equipped and staffed to manage pregnancy complications that may result in a premature birth. An array of trained staff and specialists are available 24/7, which lowers the mortality rate for infants and women with pregnancy complications.

To find a maternal-fetal medicine expert who practices at our facilities, please call 480-882-4636.

Coordinated Care Center

The Coordinated Care Center (CCC) at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center offers personalized care plans when either mother or baby is diagnosed with a complex medical situation.

The program offers patients these services:

  • A personalized care plan from the CCC nurse practitioner for the patient and her family after diagnosis and recommendations from subspecialists and consulting physicians.
  • Navigation of prenatal consults and pregnancy care by a women's health nurse practitioner based on the individual care plan and diagnosis.
  • A private tour of Scottsdale Shea's Labor and Delivery and Postpartum units and the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) includes details about labor, postpartum and plans for mom and/or baby and the family. Tours of Valley children's hospitals are also available based on necessity.
  • A nurse's help with follow-up care and support services.

For more information about the program, please call 480-323-4555.

Obstetric Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology-certified anesthesiologists from Valley Anesthesiology Consultants Ltd. provide obstetric anesthesia services at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. In-house coverage is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.