Obstetric Emergency Care
NOW OPEN: Expert care for patients with acute pregnancy-related conditions
As the only level four (IV) maternal center in the state, Maine Medical Center (MMC) has long provided the most advanced and comprehensive obstetrical services in our region. Our new obstetric emergency department (OB ED) is fully-equipped to provide expert care for pregnant patients (over 13 weeks of gestation) with urgent obstetrical concerns, as well as delivery-related health issues for postpartum patients.
The OB ED is open 24/7/365 with a care team that includes board-certified obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, resident physicians and labor and delivery nurses. Patients will also have access to the full-scope of MMC specialty consultations and services, if needed.
Conditions commonly treated in an OB ED include:
- Abdominal pain
- Preterm labor
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Ruptured membranes
- Bladder infections
- Decreased fetal movement
- Increased blood pressure