Maternal Special Care Unit

Women who have special needs during pregnancy or after delivery receive care in our 18-bed inpatient unit. Maternity patients are admitted to this unit for premature labor, high blood pressure, diabetes, or other medical problems that may affect pregnancy.

Patients enjoy private rooms, and sleeping areas are provided for family members. Our specially-trained nursing staff provides not just expert care but also emotional support, which is crucial for patients and their families. Patients benefit from central fetal and maternal cardiac monitoring.

While most women are admitted during their last trimester, some are admitted as early as 20 weeks, coming and going several times during their pregnancy, or staying the duration. Women who are 19 weeks pregnant or less are usually admitted to the Gynecology Unit on West Pavilion 8.

The Maternal Special Care Unit is located in the expanded state-of-the-art facilities on the 10th floor of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s West Pavilion.