The Perinatal Evaluation and Treatment Unit (PETU) at Pennsylvania Hospital offers a centralized location to evaluate pregnancy concerns.
What to Expect
Located adjacent to the hospital's Labor and Delivery Unit, the PETU offers high-quality, efficient maternal/fetal evaluation and triage for all women in labor. It provides outpatient care as well as antenatal testing procedures that are performed on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.
Pennsylvania Hospital's PETU is the first in the region staffed by perinatalogists or maternal fetal medicine specialists (high-risk pregnancy specialists) to assist in the evaluation of high-risk situations that develop during labor and delivery. Procedures such as amniocentesis and fetal surgery are also performed there.