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Approximately 1 percent of Maryland's annual 60,000 pregnancies become critical and require intensive and specialized care to protect the lives of both mother and baby.

The University of Maryland's Critical Care Obstetrics Program is making a dramatic difference in treating critically ill pregnant women.

University of Maryland's Critical Care Obstetrics Program is the only such program in the state, and one of only a handful throughout the country, to treat critical complications of pregnancy that many mothers face, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Severe preeclampsia
  • HIV infection
  • Acute renal failure
  • Hemorrhagic shock
  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory failure
  • Drug reaction
  • Stroke

Critical Care Obstetrics Team

University of Maryland's Critical Care Obstetrics Program offers the unique resources and expertise necessary to care for mothers with complicated diseases combined with the complexities of pregnancy. Our dedicated team of experts draws on all of the resources an academic medical center such as University of Maryland can offer, including the assistance of neonatologists, obstetrical anesthesiologists, critical care obstetrical nurses and respiratory therapists.

The most difficult decisions are made in direct consultation with other physicians on the team. Throughout the treatment process, the mother is kept fully informed about all of her options.

Maryland Maternity ExpressCare

Critical care obstetrics patients can be brought to University of Maryland 24-hours a day by Maryland Maternity ExpressCare, our critical care transport service. Patients are typically admitted to a special-care bed in the labor and delivery suite that is equipped with critical care and obstetrical monitoring equipment. To arrange an emergency transport at any time of the day or night, call 1-800-373-4111.

Location and Contact Info

Obstetric Care Unit
22 S. Greene St.
Sixth Floor, Central Elevators
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: 410-328-6640 or toll-free at 866-608-4228.