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Princeton hospital, Penn Medicine partner to offer prenatal care

Jessica Perry//November 16, 2011

Princeton hospital, Penn Medicine partner to offer prenatal care

Jessica Perry//November 16, 2011

University Medical Center at Princeton announced it has partnered with Penn Medicine to offer advanced care for expectant mothers in need of specialized services. Those services will include 24-hour access to board-certified obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, anesthesiologists,…

University Medical Center at Princeton announced it has partnered with Penn Medicine to offer advanced care for expectant mothers in need of specialized services. Those services will include 24-hour access to board-certified obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, anesthesiologists, neonatologists and pediatricians.

“The specialists at Penn Medicine have for years cared for the unique needs of growing families in and around South Jersey and the Philadelphia area, and have cared for patients from all over the world,” said Dr. Robert Debbs, a specialist who has led the Maternal Fetal Medicine Network at Penn Medicine for more than 10 years. “We are thrilled to now offer these services for women experiencing high-risk pregnancy in the Central New Jersey area.”

Through this partnership, fetal evaluation and late-pregnancy testing will now be offered at University Medical Center. Some of the services available will be pre-conceptual testing, genetic counseling and education, prenatal screenings, and diabetes management. University Medical Center also is expanding the maternal fetal medicine department, enabling it to accommodate more patients.

“Pregnancy is a special time — one filled with excitement, emotion and, at times, great concern, especially in the event of a high-risk pregnancy,” said Dr. Alan Friedman, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and a senior attending physician at University Medical Center. “We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Debbs and his team of experienced, well-trained and highly regarded specialists.”