Inpatient Antepartum and Postpartum Care

Women with high-risk pregnancies who require inpatient care before or after delivery receive specialized evaluation and treatment services at our modern Connors Center for Women and Newborns facility. The space and specialists are exclusively dedicated to caring for women with high-risk pregnancies before and after delivery.

Our multidisciplinary team provides expert, compassionate, and comprehensive antepartum (pre-delivery) and postpartum (after delivery) care. Every morning and throughout the day, the team addresses each patient’s medical, nursing, social, nutritional, and subspecialty needs in a private environment.

The team specializes in treating women with preterm labor, diabetes, bleeding in late pregnancy, preeclampsia (characterized by high blood pressure), and other antepartum (pre-delivery) and postpartum medical conditions. Inpatient care may also be undertaken for monitoring of pregnancies with fetal or placental concerns such as congenital anomalies, altered fetal growth and placenta accreta.

Placenta Accreta Video

Sophia, a patient of Daniela Carusi, MD, describes her antepartum care for placenta accreta.

Twin Pregnancy Video

Carolina Bibbo, MD, discusses twin pregnancy. Women expecting twins or triplets may need closer monitoring by the inpatient team either before or after birth.

Care is led by our high-risk pregnancy physicians , who are recognized for their expertise in infectious diseases, genetics, diagnostic sonography, medical complications of pregnancy, emergency obstetric care, and abnormalities of labor.

We provide both short-term and long-term inpatient care. Some patients may stay for days, while others may stay for weeks. Many patients stay right up to delivery. Individualized care plans including the important considerations of home and work adjustments for an unexpected hospitalization, assistance with home health care and visiting nurses are highlighted. In other cases, we are able to stabilize the condition of a patient before delivery and facilitate the transfer of their care back to the referring physician.

Our specialized services include:

  • A daily morning visit from nutrition, nursing, social, and physician specialists
  • Private room for each patient, with accommodations for an overnight guest
  • 24/7 availability for monitoring of fetal conditions
  • 24/7 visiting hours
  • Same-day consultations from other physician teams with expertise in medical or surgical concerns

NICU Collaboration

Following delivery, babies of high-risk mothers may end up spending time in our state-of-the-art Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our internationally-recognized neonatologists and their expert nursing and other NICU colleagues are dedicated to providing the most advanced care possible to newborns with critical and unique health challenges. Learn more about our NICU.

Also at times additional pediatric subspecialty care is necessary and an extended team of support from Boston Children’s Hospital is always immediately available. If the newborn infant requires hospitalization at Boston Children’s Hospital, parents can easily continue their close contact and involvement in their newborn’s care with Boston Children’s Hospital accessed by a convenient walkway connecting the two hospitals. Ongoing continued involvement of the parents and their family is available through real-time digital technology providing easy access to the intensive care units, their newborn and the care team involved.


In addition to our dedication to delivering the best antepartum care possible, we are equally committed to seeking ways to make that care even better. We continually collect patient outcome data that is used in regional and national studies.

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