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Perinatal Center

Loyola University Medical Center has a state-designated perinatal center providing coordinated high-risk obstetrical and neonatal services for some of the most difficult cases in Illinois. The center serves eight regional hospitals improving survival rates and reducing mortality of high-risk babies born to mothers who many have medical or surgical complications.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The unit has one of the state’s highest survival rates for low birth-weight infants.

Obstetrical Intensive Care Unit
One of the few units in the United States, it provides critical care for the mother and unborn fetus.

Fetal Assessment Center
The center offers leading-edge prenatal diagnosis capabilities.

Genetic Counseling
Complete perinatal genetic counseling services are available with certified genetic counselors, maternal-fetal medicine specialists and pediatric geneticists.


Research interests include tocolytic therapies, multifetal pregnancies and autoimmune disorders, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, growth restriction and cerebral palsy.