Perinatology

At Bridgeport Hospital, our team of perinatologists are specially trained in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. Perinatologists are obstetricians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies. (Peri = around; natal = birth.) They perform tests for expectant mothers whose obstetricians have referred them to the Antenatal Testing Unit. A high-risk pregnancy might mean that the mother has one of the following:
  • a medical problem such as gestational diabetes (diabetes of pregnancy) or
  • high blood pressure a pregnancy complication such as a multiple birth or 
  • preterm labor a history of pregnancy complications