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Mothers Center

The Mothers Center offers the unique resources and expertise necessary to provide comprehensive antenatal care to mothers with chronic or acute medical or surgical complications.

Mary D'Alton, Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center
Mary D'Alton, Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also be one filled with uncertainty and anxiety. For women with chronic medical conditions, pregnancy may pose even more challenges. The Mothers Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a first-of-its-kind space dedicated to providing coordinated care to pregnant women with complications requiring specialized care. 

Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) experts and other specialists work together at the Mothers Center to develop customized treatment plans that meet each patient’s unique needs. All of our patients have access to health care professionals throughout NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The Mothers Center serves as the hub for this collaboration by:

  • Coordinating appointments with specialists
  • Providing counseling
  • Ensuring that patients receive the best care

The Mothers Center serves as a national model for the care of high-risk pregnant women by providing comprehensive coordinated care. As women with complex medical conditions become pregnant at a higher rate, it is important to have a multidisciplinary team to care for them both preconceptionally, through pregnancy, and beyond. Our team is also conducting research that will contribute to improved care and education outside of the institution. We also work with our colleagues locally and nationally to reduce the incidence of the three leading causes of maternal complications: obstetric hemorrhage (excessive bleeding), hypertension (high blood pressure), and venous thromboembolism (blood clot).

The Mothers Center is at the forefront of pregnancy care in New York, and our goal is to make pregnancy safe for every mother and child. 

Conditions We Treat

We care for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy with:

  • Heart Disease
  • Placental Disease
  • Neurologic Disease
  • Endocrine Disease
  • Gastrointestinal / Liver Disease
  • Hematologic Disease
  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncologic Disease
  • Psychiatric Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Disease
  • Rheumatologic Disease
  • Surgical Conditions
  • Vascular Disease

How to Reach Us

No matter how a woman is referred to us, we understand the need for prompt testing and consultation with all needed specialists, so we schedule visits quickly and conveniently. Our Care Coordinator will help provide you with compassionate, individualized attention from the moment you first contact us.

For patients: You can call us at the Mothers Center directly to schedule a consultation. A clinical care coordinator will work with you to acquire your medical records, answer any questions you may have, and support you.

For doctors: If you are a referring physician, you may call the Mothers Center for further consultation, co-management, or transfer of a patient requiring delivery at our facility for maternal complications. The Mothers Center also offers second opinion consults and will refer your patient back to your care if we think she can be safely managed and delivered in her community. We'll provide you with timely feedback regarding our findings and recommendations.

For outpatient transfers and consults, please call 1-844-MOM-CNTR (1-844-666-2687)

For inpatient transfers, please call 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828)

Coordination of Care

obgyn-motherscenter@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-6865

Our Location

3959 Broadway
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York
12th Floor Central
New York, NY 10032
United States