Methodist Women’s Hospital Perinatal Center
Providing extra care for complicated pregnancies
When your pregnancy is complex, your OB-GYN or midwife may recommend you be cared for by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. These physicians, also called perinatologists, are obstetricians with additional specialized training in the management of pregnancy complications and the treatment of high-risk pregnancies.
Conditions needing perinatal care
Many pre-existing or developing medical conditions can impact your pregnancy and lead to the need for consultation with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, including:
- Preterm labor
- Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membrane (PPROM)
- An abnormal finding on a sonogram
- Cervical insufficiency
- Previous pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia (toxemia) or bleeding
- Advanced maternal age (35 years or older)
- Multiple gestation
- Exposure to medications, radiation, alcohol or drugs
- Positive maternal serum screening
- Infectious disease in pregnancy
- Maternal illness or disease
- Previous miscarriage or pregnancy loss
- Patient or family history of genetic and/or chromosomal disorders
- Eating disorders or obesity
- High blood pressure
- Fetal growth concerns
About the Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians
Our perinatologists consult with your community-based providers to assist in identifying and treating the complications of pregnancy. In some instances, our physicians will work with your doctor or midwife to assume total care for the duration of your pregnancy and delivery.
Meet the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists
We invite you to view the profile of each of our board certified maternal-fetal medicine physicians to learn more about their backgrounds and areas of interest:
- Robert Bonebrake, MD, FACOG
- Brendan Connealy, MD, FACOG
- Joshua Dahlke, MD, FACOG
- Neil Hamill, MD, FACOG
- Todd Lovgren, MD, FACOG
- Emily Patel, MD, FACOG
- Andrew Robertson, MD, FACOG
- Hemant Satpathy, MD, FACOG
The maternal-fetal specialists are Fellows in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), a national society dedicated to advancing women's healthcare. The College establishes national guidelines concerning women's health in the United States. A Fellow has passed a more rigorous set of requirements.
Exceeding national standards in performance
The Methodist Women's Hospital Perinatal Center and its physicians are accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. AIUM accreditation is granted to only those physicians who demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of obstetrical ultrasound examinations.
Working to keep high-risk moms in their communities
Our goal is to enable women to remain in their home communities and continue obstetric care with their own physicians whenever possible. We work closely with referring physicians and community hospitals in a four-state area to help families enjoy as normal and healthy a pregnancy and birth experience as possible.
Methodist Women's Hospital Perinatal Center
717 Medical Office Building | 717 N. 190th Plaza, Suite 2400
Omaha, NE 68022
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - noon and 12:45 - 4:30 p.m.
For your convenience, appointment times are also available at clinic locations in Council Bluffs, Fremont and Hastings.
Mondays and Thursdays
Methodist Physicians Clinic
201 Ridge St., Suite 312
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Twice montly, as needed
Methodist Physicians Clinic Women's Center
700 E. 29th St.
Fremont, NE 68025
3rd Monday of the month
Obstetricians & Gynecologists, P.C.
2115 N. Kansas Avenue, Suite 204
Hastings, NE 68901
If you are interested in seeing one of our physicians at one these locations, please ask about availability when scheduling your appointment.