Myrtle Beach, SC — Grand Strand Health is now offering advanced prenatal care close to home for area mothers with the potential for high-risk pregnancy with the opening of their Maternal Fetal Medicine practice.

"We will be able to take care of mothers with conditions like hypertension and diabetes, mothers pregnant with multiple babies and women giving birth at a later age," explained Dr. Christopher Robinson, Medical Director for the Maternal Fetal Medicine practice. "Access to care is critical. Prior to our opening, women had to drive more than 90 miles to receive the high level services and care they need to have a healthy pregnancy. Now, it's conveniently located close to home."

According to the National Institute of Health, as many as ten percent of pregnancies are considered high risk; but with expert care, 95 percent of these special cases result in the birth of healthy babies.

The practice accommodates mothers deemed high-risk through their obstetrician. Conditions that contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include: hypertension, diabetes, pregnant with multiples, genetic history, and age. Grand Strand Health's Maternal Fetal Medicine offers advanced ultrasound services, genetic testing, and serial testing for mothers who need specialized care throughout their pregnancy. Drs. Allison Dillon and Richard Adams also provide care at the Maternal Fetal Medicine practice.

For more information about our maternity and neonatal programs, please visit our Maternity Care webpage.