For patients in our care during labor and delivery, we work in close collaboration with Yale’s Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences team. We also offer consultative services and management for high-risk obstetric patients.
We provide different types of regional (local) anesthesia for vaginal and cesarean deliveries, tubal ligations, fetal surgeries, and EXIT procedures (for babies who have airway compression). We also have expertise in regional blockade for postoperative pain relief, and the use of ultrasound for regional analgesia and epidural placements.
Along with our colleagues in maternal-fetal medicine, we provide anesthesia consultation for patients with complex medical issues such as congenital and acquired heart disease, neurological conditions, and clotting disorders.
As a tertiary care center, Yale New Haven Hospital is equipped with facilities to care for patients with significant risk of peripartum hemorrhage, such as those with placenta accreta, which occurs when blood vessels and other parts of the placenta grow too deeply into the uterine wall.