Memorial Hospital in South Bend launching high-risk pregnancy service

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Memorial Hospital in South Bend is preparing to launch a new transport service on Friday.

The Maternal Fetal Transport Service will be the first of the kind in Michiana, according to ABC 57.

The service will care for high-risk pregnant women. A high-risk obstetrical nurse and respiratory therapist will be on the ambulance for types of situations. They will transport the mother and baby to Memorial from the smaller hospitals.

“Our goal is to help the community to bring the babies who may be born premature to our Neonatal Care Unit,” Maternal and Fetal Medicine Doctor Renata Sawyer told ABC 57.

It will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week when it launches.

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