Our doctor scheduled a visit with a group practice of perinatologists
affiliated with our local hospital.
send amniotic fluid and fetal blood samples from high risk pregnancies, mainly due to abnormal ultrasound assessment, sonographic markers of aneuploidy and advanced maternal age.
Workshop participants included pediatricians, perinatologists
, economists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, as well as other scientists.
Washington Hill, one of only 1,000 perinatologists
in the country (he handles high-risk pregnancies), is not included on this list.
I had recently met a French medical sociologist named Simone Bateman who has been working with perinatologists
to try to understand just how it is that a group of professionals comes to decisions in difficult ethical cases.
As one of two perinatologists
serving Central Oregon and Lane County in particular, I'm acutely aware of the pressing need to expand our medical facility.
Karen Drake, were the perinatologists
who delivered the McCaughey septuplets--the first septuplets to all be delivered alive.
also develop diagnostic skills and can perform complicated procedures when serious fetal disorders are suspected.
at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, help deliver the first septuplets born alive in the United States.
Situation #4 involved a city hospital that operated a neonatal intensive care unit that required four doctors with specialized training (perinatologists
) to insure adequate coverage and a high quality of care.
Facts: Hospital D, which is located in a medium to large size metropolitan area, operates a neonatal intensive care unit that requires a minimum of four perinatologists
for adequate coverage and high-quality care.
* The medical community, which must answer the positions of geneticists and perinatologists
who would advocate abortion and which must challenge family planners who encourage abortion as a form of birth control.