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Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

July 6,2021 Update

Introduction

The mission of the Saitama Medical University is "Your happiness is our happiness." Our Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine is one of the 5 Centers for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine which were first approved in Japan in April 2000, and is the most historic comprehensive perinatal maternal and child care center in Japan. From April 2013, it was the largest in the world with 30 MFICU beds and 60 NICU beds.

Our center cooperate with the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, the Department of Obstetric Anesthesiology, and many other departments in Maternal Lifesaving project (if the mother's life is in danger due to obstetric hemorrhage, cerebral hemorrhage and other cerebrovascular disorders, heart failure, including perinatal cardiomyopathy, and injuries caused by traffic accidents, etc., and as a general rule we need to accept all cases 24 hours a day and 365 days a year) which was delegated by Saitama prefecture. We also support referrals of pregnant women who are in labor and postpartum with various complications and require emergency transportation, changing hospitals from the first medical facility or complete examination (for example, fetal diagnosis and fetal treatment are done in cooperation with the Department of Obstetric Anesthesiology, and the pediatric cardiologists group).

In addition, the mothers and babies who are admitted to our center, which is their last bastion in Saitama Prefecture, where high-risk pregnancy and labor are on the rise, have a great deal of stress with the risk to their life. We not only save their lives, but also support with a multifaceted approach to relieve the pressure felt by the mother, baby and their family by working together with all of the staff including clinical psychotherapists and social workers.

We have put forth our best efforts on providing advanced medical treatment for the mothers and babies that are high risk, as well as supporting them mentally so the mothers who come to our center can deliver and nurture their babies safely and comfortably and the babies can grow without any problems. We, the staff will continue to apply effort, aiming for a Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine where we can provide them safe/secure and advanced perinatal care and where we can contribute to community medicine.

Patient care at our department

Maternal and fetal division:

Among the 944 annual deliveries (2016), referral cases and maternal transport cases such as pregnancy complications and fetal abnormalities exceed 60%. We work with the NICU to manage women with high risk pregnancies. The Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine opened from 2000, and in 2013, we expanded to new wards making us the largest perinatal center in Asia. Because we deal with many high-risk pregnant women, the Cesarean operation rate is 59.3% (2016) and is one of the highest Cesarean operation rates for hospitals in Japan. Since 2008, we have been commissioned by Saitama Prefecture and have started the Maternal Lifesaving project. We also have clinical psychologists and we care not only for the physical side, but also from the mental side.

Maternal Emergency division:
In principle, all cases that require severe maternal critical care, such as massive bleeding and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) during labor and postpartum. We serve as a critical care center dealing with obstetric shock.
Maternal Complications division:
We manage high risk pregnancies. We treat many cases of pregnant women with complications in cooperation with other departments. Counseling is provided during pregnancy, working on the prevention of postpartum depression, mental health care, and prevention of domestic violence and child abuse.
Fetal Diagnosis and Fetal Treatment division:
We have been focusing on fetal diagnosis and fetal pathophysiology under the direction of Dr. Baba, a leading doctor in three-dimensional ultrasound and one of the few ultrasound "instructors" in the obstetrics and gynecology field. We aim for consistent treatment, from the fetal stage to the neonatal period with the fetus as a "single patient," and appropriately select the treatment for newborn babies, including fetal treatment and neonatal surgery after birth, based on an accurate fetal diagnosis.

Neonatal division:

At the Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, which began operations in 2000, we are promoting high-quality neonatal medicine at a nationwide top-level with the objective of all newborns being healthy and living in a happy family. We are working to provide a wide range of warm medical treatment, for premature infants from the 22nd week of pregnancy, acute advanced lifesaving treatment of pathological newborns, to pediatric home care aiming for family-centered medical care in cooperation with the many professionals involved in obstetric as well as perinatal care. We provide medical care for high risk delivery assistance such as Cesarean operations, premature babies, and multi-embryo in cooperation with the Department of Obstetrics, medical care for more than 700 children transferred from inside and outside the hospital in need of NICU admissions and subsequent total care in the hospital, as well as daily visits with term newborns, and tracking the development of the children who were in NICU until after they start school. We focus on daily practice and research along with the promotion of neonatal medicine in Saitama Prefecture, as one of the leading facilities for newborn medical care in Japan while transmitting information to the nationwide General Perinatal Center.

Pediatric Cardiovascular division:

Our department has 3 pediatric cardiovascular specialists working on fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease, diagnosis and treatment after birth, bridging to surgery, and exercise including other pediatric heart diseases and life management based on patient's life stage, with our basic stance of "Along with patients and the patients' families." We work closely with each division of the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Obstetrics, the Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, and other related departments. We also conduct medical care for those who have had abnormalities indicated in school checkups as well as adult congenital heart disease. Please feel free to consult with us.

Anesthesia division

Our motto at the Department of Obstetric Anesthesiology is "We want to bring cesarean operations closer to the natural delivery experience." There are many lower body anesthetics that allow the mother to remain conscious, but general anesthesia can also be provided safely. A pregnant woman's anesthesiologist will help so that the baby can suckle at the mother's breast from during surgery, relieve the pain after surgery, and make it so that she can walk and breastfeed the baby during that day. Epidural painless delivery is also safely available 24 hours a day.

Main diseases

Maternal and fetal division

Maternal emergency division
  • Puerperium DIC
  • Abruption of the placenta
  • HDP
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Amniotic fluid embolism, etc.
Maternal complications division
  • Pregnancies with medical complications such as heart diseases, renal diseases, and endocrine diseases
  • Twin/triplet pregnancy
  • Placenta previa
  • After uterine cervix resection
  • High-risk pregnant women with a history of premature birth or impending premature birth
Fetal diagnosis and fetal treatment division
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Fetal hydrops
  • Fetal malformations, etc.

Neonatal division

  • Premature infant
  • Low birth weight infants
  • Multiple embryos
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal transient tachypnea
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Hypoxia ischemic encephalopathy
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Neonatal pneumonia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Neonatal apnea
  • Neonatal hypoglycemia
  • Neonatal vomiting
  • Congenital pediatric surgical disease
  • Chromosomal abnormality
  • Congenital metabolic abnormality
 

Pediatric Cardiovascular division

  • Fetal heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease (atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, endocardial cushion defect, aortic coarctation, Fallot's tetralogy, double outlet right ventricle, single cardiac ventricle, etc.)
  • Kawasaki disease-related coronary lump
  • Fontan postoperative syndrome
  • Infant arrhythmia
 

Anesthesia division

  • A maternity disease that requires Caesarean operation
  • Pain during labor (painless delivery)
  • Uterine tumor denaturation pain
  • Lumbar disc hernia
  • Postpartum bleeding
  • Cardiac disorder
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Moyamoya disease
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Infertility, etc.
 

Target Symptoms

Neonatal division

  • Low body weight
  • Bacillus megaterium
  • Respiratory problems (polypnea and apnea)
  • Jaundice
  • Vomiting
  • Bilious vomiting
  • Hypotonic
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Convulsions
  • Cyanosis, etc.
 

Pediatric Cardiovascular division

  • Chest hurts/painful
  • Throbbing
  • Disturbed pulse
  • The complexion and skin color are blue (cyanosis)
  • Collapsed during exercise
  • Heart murmur/abnormal ECG/arrhythmia indicated during the examination, etc.
  • After congenital heart disease surgery
  • Kawasaki disease after effects
 

Treatment results

2018
ConditionsNumber of cases
Total number of births (after 22 weeks of gestation) 946case
Number of twins deliveries 132case
Dichorionic diamniotic 72case
Monochorionic diamniotic 59case
Monochorionic monoamniotic 1case
Number of triplet deliveries 3case
Number of Caesarean sections 538case(55.5% of the total number of deliveries)
Fetal treatment (thoracic amniotic shunt, thoracocentesis, aspiration of fetal ascites, etc.) 31case
Surgery for cervical incompetence 89case
McDonald procedure 46case
Shirodkar procedure 43case
Cases of surgery during pregnancy (ovarian tumors, etc.) 41case
All acceptance of maternal transport 43case
Total number of maternal lifesaving 43case
Number of cases of own blood storage (*) 43case
2017
Conditions Number of cases
Anesthesia
 Caesarean operation 504
  Surgery during pregnancy 104
 Postpartum bleeding 31
 Egg collection 90
 Fetal treatment 16
Epidural painless delivery 79
Outpatient 264

* There may be cases where own blood storage will be carried out in advance for those who are expected to have a large amount of bleeding during childbirth, such as with placenta previa or uterine fibroids.

Medical staff

Maternal and fetal division

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
関 博之
(Seki Hiroyuki)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ001
Professor, Director of the Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Director of Department of OB/GY Perinatal Medicine
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
prostaglandin metabolism
Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Japan Society for Menopause and Women's Health
NCPR Instructor
齋藤 正博
(Saitou Masahiro)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Professor Infertility
Reproductive endocrine
in-vitro fertilization
Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board certified by Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine
菊池 昭彦
(Kikuchi Akihiko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Professor Perinatal Medicine
Ultrasonics in Medicine
Fetal Medicine
Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
小野 義久
(Ono Yoshihisa)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Associate Professor Chief of OB ward Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical training instructor
矢部 慎一郎
(Yabe Shinichirou)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Assistant Professor Perinatal Medicine、General obstetrics and gynecology Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Japan Society of Human Genetics
見上 由紀子
(Mikami Yukiko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Assistant Professor Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Clinical training instructor
江良 澄子
(Era Sumiko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Assistant Professor Chief of OB outpatient clinic Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical training instructor
成田 達哉
(Narita Tatuya)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
鮫島 浩輝
(Samejima Kouki)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine
Gynecological endoscopic surgery
Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Japan Society of Gynecologic and Obstetric Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy
General Clinical Oncologist (by JBCT)
木崎 雄一朗
(Kizaki Yuuichirou)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
中村 永信
(Nakamura Eishin)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
黄 海鵬
(Huang Haipeng)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine
Reproductive endocrine
Gynecological endoscopic surgery
Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
助川 幸
(Sukegawa Sachi)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
重松 幸佑
(Shigematsu Kousuke)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor Perinatal Medicine Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
入江 佑子
(Irie Yuuko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
宮澤 祐樹
(Miyazawa Yuuki)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
柏原 聡一郎
(Kashiwabara Souichirou)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
佐藤 翔
(Satou Shou)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
佐藤 はづき
(Satou Haduki)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
中井 葉子
(Nakai Youko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
品川 裕伯
(Shinagawa Hiroyuki)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
山本 祥子
(Yamamoto Shouko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
齋藤 隼
(Saitou Hayato)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
宮下 大輔
(Miyashita Daisuke)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
椎名 梨佳
(Shiina Rika)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
宇佐美 拓哉
(Usami Takuya)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
川名 奈実
(Kawana Nami)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Instructor General obstetrics and gynecology
馬場 一憲
(Baba Kazunori)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ002
Visiting Professor Ultrasonics in Medicine
Fetal Medicine
Medical engineering
Board Certified Member of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine
Clinical training instructor

Neonatal division

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
加部 一彦
(Kabe Kazuhiko)
小児科スタッフ
Professor Vice-Chief of Clinical Services
Director of the Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Neonatology
Medical law
Bioethics
Board Certified Pediatrician/Trainer
Neonatologist
Clinical Training instructor
NCPR Instructor
石黒 秋生
(Ishiguro Akio)
小児科スタッフ
Associate Professor Manager of Inpatient Services
Vice-Chief of Research
Neonatology
Neonatal circulation physiology
Board Certified Pediatrician/Trainer
Neonatologist/Trainer
金井 雅代
(Kanai Masayo)
小児科スタッフ
Assistant Professor Manager of Outpatient Services
Vice-Chief of Education
Neonatology
Pediatric intensive care medicine
Board Certified Pediatrician
Board Certified Neonatologist/Trainer
PALS Instructor
NCPR Instructor
伊藤 加奈子
(Itou Kanako)
小児科スタッフ
Assistant Professor Manager of Residency Programs Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
Neonatologist
佐々木 歩
(Sasaki Ayumi)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
NCPR Provider
PALS Provider
本島 由紀子
(Motojima Yukiko)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
齋藤 可奈
(Saitoh Kana)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician/Trainer
Neonatologist
NCPR Instructor
岡 俊太郎
(Oka Shuntarou)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
岩谷 綾香
(Iwatani Ayaka)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science Board Certified Pediatrician
PALS Provider
林 亮
(Hayashi Ryou)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
中川 遼太
(Nakagawa Ryouta)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science PALS Instructor
NCPR Instructor
西口 亮
(Nishiguti Ryou)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
PALS Provider
NCPR Provider
亀田 由佳
(Kameda Yuka)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
Neonatologist
石井 邦哉
(Ishii Kuniya)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
関根 麻衣
(Sekine Mai)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
杉山 幸輝
(Sugiyama Koki)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
別所 晶子
(Bessho Akiko)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Clinical psychology
Child palliative care
Grief care
Clinical Psychologist
國方 哲也
(Kunikata Tetsuya)
小児科スタッフ
Professor(大学病院兼担) Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician/Trainer
Neonatologist
側島 久典
(Sobajima Hisanori)
小児科スタッフ
Visiting Professor Neonatology
Perinatal mental health
Board Certified Pediatrician/Trainer
Neonatologist/Trainer
斎藤 綾
(Saitou Aya)
小児科スタッフ
Adjunct Physician Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
荻野 青空
(Ogino Aozora)
小児科スタッフ
Adjunct Physician Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician

Research division

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
難波 文彦
(Nanba Fumihiko)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Associate Professor Chief of Research Perinatal science
Neonatology
Respiratory science
Board Certified Pediatrician
Doctor of Medical Science
芳賀 光洋
(Haga Mitsuhiro)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
Board Certified Pediatrician
Neonatologist
NCPR Instructor
宮原 直之
(Miyahara Naoyuki)
小児科スタッフ
Instructor Pediatric science
Neonatology
新井 幸男
(Arai Yukio)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Visiting Lecturer Pediatric science Board Certified Pediatrician
Board Certified Pediatric Neurologist
Mohamed Hamed
(Mohamed Hamed)
総合周産期母子医療センタースタッフ
Special Assistant Professor Vice-Chief of Research Pediatric science
Neonatology
Pediatric Surgery
Doctor of Medical Science(Pediatrics/Pediatric Surgery)
NCPR Instructor

Pediatric Cardiovascular division

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
増谷 聡
(Masutani Satoshi)
小児科スタッフ049
Professor Vice-Chief of Clinical Services
Manager of Outpatient Services
Vice-Chief of Research
Pediatric cardiology
Hemodynamics/cardiac insufficiency
Board Certified Pediatrician
Board Certified Pediatric Cardiologist
FAHA
FJCC
石戸 博隆
(Ishido Hirotaka)
小児科スタッフ050
Assistant Professor Manager of Inpatient Services Pediatric cardiology
Fetal Diagnosis of Congenital heart disease
Board Certified Pediatrician
Board Certified Pediatric Cardiologist
Board Certified Echocardiographer for Fetal Heart Disease
PALS Instructor
岩本 洋一
(Iwamoto Youichi)
小児科スタッフ051
Assistant Professor Manager of General Affairs
Manager of Residency Programs
Vice-Chief of Education
Pediatric cardiology
Pediatric Cardiovascular MRI
Board Certified Pediatrician
Board Certified Pediatric Cardiologist

Anesthesiology division

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
照井 克生
(Terui Katsuo)
産科麻酔科スタッフ001
Professor Chief of Clinical Service
Department of Obstetric Anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan
Clinical Training Instructor
松田 祐典
(Mazda Yusuke)
産科麻酔科スタッフ002
Associate Professor Vice-Chief of Clinical Services
Education, and Research
Obstetric anesthesia
Anesthesiology
Board certified anesthesiologist,Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologists,MHLW in Japan
Clinical Training Instructor
加藤 梓
(Kato Azusa)
産科麻酔科スタッフ004
Instructor Manager of outpatient Services Clinical anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia
Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan
金子 恒樹
(Kaneko Koki)
産科麻酔科スタッフ003
Instructor Manager of Inpatient Services Clinical anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia
Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan
網谷 静香
(Amitani Shizuka)
産科麻酔科スタッフ004
Instructor Clinical anesthesia Registered anesthesiologist of MHLW in Japan
佐藤 達也
(Sato Tatsuya)
産科麻酔科スタッフ005
Instructor Clinical anesthesia
Obstetrics
Board certificate
Japanese Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Board Certificate in Maternity and Fetology
Japan Society of Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
Certificate in Fetal Ultrasonography
田村 和美
(Tamura Kazumi)
産科麻酔科スタッフ006
Instructor Clinical anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia
Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan
中野 由惟
(Nakano Yui)
産科麻酔科スタッフ007
Instructor Clnical anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia
Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan.
野口 翔平
(Noguchi Shohei)
産科麻酔科スタッフ008
Instructor Clnical anesthesia
Obstetrics
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan.
Board certificate, Japanese Society of Obstetricians and Gynegologists.
General Clinical Oncologist(Japanese Board of Cancer Therapy).
Certificate in The Japanese Board of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography(JB-POT)
肥塚 幸太郎
(Hizuka Koutaro)
産科麻酔科スタッフ011
Clinical Fellow Clinical anesthesia, Obstetric anesthesia Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan.
Certificate in The Japanese Board of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography(JB-POT)
池田 祐亮
(Ikeda Yusuke)
産科麻酔科スタッフ010
Clinical Fellow Clinical anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia
Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist of MHLW in Japan
永井 梓
(Nagai Azusa)
産科麻酔科スタッフ010
Clinical Fellow Clinical anesthesia
Obstetric anesthesia
Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan
成田 優子
(Narita Yuko)
産科麻酔科スタッフ012
Visiting instructor Obstetric anesthesia Board certified anesthesiologist, Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists
Registered anesthesiologist, MHLW in Japan

Outpatient clinic

Maternal and Fetal division

Neonatal division

Pediatric Cardiovascular division

To the Medical Institutions

Maternal and Fetal division

Outpatient care reception including referrals are available on Monday through Saturday mornings excluding Sunday and public holidays (Reception: from 8:30am to 11:00am).

Referral patients will be seen for an examination between scheduled appointments. Please note that you may have to wait a few hours depending on the day.

Maternal complications with pregnancy:
We will manage pregnancies with the concerned department and conduct joint examinations in the case of pregnancies with maternal medical complications such as hypertension, renal diseases, blood diseases, diabetes, collagen diseases, or severe thyroid dysfunction, etc., or when combined with mental illness. We will proactively support the pregnancy cases which require professional delivery management by the Department of Obstetric Anesthesiology, such as scoliosis of mother, heart disease complications and post-surgery, cerebrovascular disease complications and post-surgery, and severe obese.
High risk pregnancy:
In addition to the above complications, we can accept cases where a previous pregnancy was high risk, such as multiple pregnancies or premature birth. Please call our outpatient regarding cases where it is difficult to decide whether to transport the mother, because we may ask for a referral with transportation of the mother in cases where hospitalization is required.
An ultrasound specialist will perform the fetal diagnosis. FAX reservations for ultrasound specialist outpatient are available on Mondays and Thursdays. It is also possible to be accepted through the usual referral support if a reservation cannot be made. We'd appreciate it if you drop us a line in advance, in addition to the FAX reservation, because it can be difficult to treat patients in the case of multiple fatal abnormalities when referred at the same time as normal referrals.
Maternal Lifesaving Center:
We support patients in cooperation with the critical care center, the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Cerebral Surgery in cases of obstetric shock such as abruption of the placenta, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), puerperal hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, disturbed consciousness, and cases that require multimodality therapy because obstetric shock is expected. When it is a severe case, please consult us on the dedicated line, saying, "This is a Maternal Lifesaving case," even though it is difficult to diagnose.

* In principle, we are not accepting referrals for those only desiring painless delivery, normal return home delivery, and those desiring only an amniotic fluid test, however we may be able to accept pregnant women with a low risk and pregnant women who strongly wish to deliver at our Center, so please let us know.

Maternity Outpatient【049-228-3716
Ultrasound Specialist Outpatient FAX Reservation【049-226-1567】
Contact for normal maternal transport【049-228-3718】:Maternal and child 3rd floor ward
Maternal Lifesaving Center【049-228-3450】:Dedicated line in South MFICU ward

Neonatal division

The neonatal department staff consists of 20 people including professor Hisanori Sobajima, Deputy Center chief of Center for Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine Kazuhiko Kabe, Instructor Akio Ishiguro, Instructor Masayo Kanai and 4 newborn specialists, along with 2 teams of doctors, and they provide medical care daily, centered in the NICU. We have been operating since 2000 as the only comprehensive perinatal center in the prefecture and have been promoting perinatal care while exchanging information closely with obstetrics and gynecology. In recent years, we have been in cooperation with maternal and neonatal transport coordinators in the prefecture accommodating cases. We have been mainly treating severe children, from super-pre-term infants in the 22nd week of the pregnancy, to mature children. Please consult the NICU Direct-dial phone (049-228-3890) for the hospitalization of a child born outside the hospital. The goal of perinatal medicine is for the children to live a happy life with their families. Discharge from the NICU is not the goal, but to track them as they grow, start school and continue to follow them after that, with feedback from the medical personnel and administrative staff who are together watching the growth in the region to take advantage of the advanced medical treatments in the field.

Pediatric Cardiovascular division

This division considers the examination and differentiation of minor symptoms which seem to be subtle for the possibility of heart murmurs, pulse irregularities, and other heart diseases to be a very important duty. Please consult with us about professional practice, such as the diagnosis and management of pediatric heart failure and arrhythmia, detailed evaluation by cardiac MRI, diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease and detailed explanation to the family. We will support you with all of our capability.

Anesthesia division

If there is an anesthesiologist in the delivery room or the maternity ward, the anesthesiologist can immediately respond to an emergency Caesarean incision or a sudden change in the pregnant woman. As the first perinatal anesthesia division in Japan, our department is responsible for Cesarean anesthesia, rapid pregnancy support, painless delivery, anesthesia for collection of eggs with infertility, and neonatal anesthesia, aiming to be model of the anesthesia department in the Perinatal Center. We are also concentrating on the study of the maternity anesthesia field and the development of specialist physicians through international exchanges. Please consult with us as a pain clinic for pregnant women.

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