Intensive Care Unit
When critical complications of pregnancy arise, we offer specialized, intensive care to ensure the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies alike.
The Pavilion for Women is home to one of the nation’s few ICUs dedicated solely to critical care obstetrics. Offering comprehensive high-risk perinatal services combined with expert subspecialty care through Baylor College of Medicine, we’re making a dramatic difference in the lives of expectant mothers with critical complications of pregnancy, including:
- Placenta accreta
- Hypertensive disorders
- Congenital heart defects
- Diabetes and other endocrine disorders
- Organ transplant
- Complications of adolescent pregnancy
Expert high-risk perinatal care
As a critical care obstetrics patient, you’ll be cared for by a dedicated ICU team including 24/7 critical care physicians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and an ICU-trained and ACLS (advanced cardiovascular life support)-certified nursing staff – all in a state-of-the-art facility that ensures the latest life-saving equipment and fetal monitoring systems.
A multidisciplinary approach
Our ICU team collaborates closely with Baylor College of Medicine subspecialties including Cardiology, Hematology and Nephrology, among others, in the ongoing management of your care, as well as surgery when necessary.
If you’re an expectant mother with a history of cancer or a new cancer diagnosis, you’ll also benefit from the expert care and the most advanced treatment therapies available through our renowned colleagues in Gynecologic Oncology.
A family-centered birth experience
While a serious illness or medical condition adds to the complexity of any pregnancy, we understand that the birth of your child remains one of the most important times in your life. Our goal is to keep you and your baby together whenever possible, although in some cases newborns require special care in our NICU nursery. Even then you can see your baby and talk with the NICU care team without ever leaving your hospital bed using Family Vision, our state-of-the-art videoconferencing system.
As one of the few ICUs dedicated solely to critical care obstetrics and gynecology, we offer a full spectrum of services for high-risk mothers and their babies, including:
Dedicated 24/7 critical care
You’ll receive around-the-clock care from physicians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and anesthesiologists specially trained in critical care obstetrics and gynecology.
Specialized nursing team
Our dedicated nursing staff is ICU trained and certified in ACLS (advanced cardiovascular life support) as well as neonatal resuscitation.
Subspecialty consultation/co-management of care
You’ll benefit from our close collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine subspecialties including Cardiology, Hematology and Nephrology, among others, ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to your care.
Gynecologic Oncology specialty care
Expectant mothers with cancer receive consultation and ongoing care from Baylor College of Medicine gynecologic oncology specialists.
Comprehensive medical services
While in our ICU, you’ll receive the highest quality and most comprehensive medical services available should you need them, including:
- Respiratory therapy
- Transfusion medicine, including blood disorders of pregnancy, sickle cell disease, massive transfusion, etc.
- Pavilion for Women team of pharmacists dedicated to Obstetrical evidence-based care
Advanced practice care coordination
Just one call is all it takes to coordinate transport to our facility, room assignment and ongoing care coordination for you and your baby. Contact our patient access team at 832-826-3300.