Obstetrics Emergency Department

Augusta University Health is proud to initiate the first 24/7 Obstetrics Emergency Department (OB ED) in Augusta, Georgia that is dedicated to treating unexpected pregnancy and post delivery issues for pregnant women 20 weeks gestation and greater and postpartum women who delivered within 6 weeks.

Due to complications that aren’t always entirely clear during pregnancy and after delivery, AU Health has a highly credentialed group of clinical specialists and experienced healthcare professionals to collaborate and provide mother and baby with state of the art individualized care.

Board certified physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology are in the hospital 24 hours per day, 7 days per week along with anesthesiologists and neonatologists from the only level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Augusta.

What could bring an expectant mother to the OB ED?

  • Pain/Bleeding in early pregnancy
  • Pre-term labor
  • Antenatal conditions
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Breast conditions
  • Urological conditions, such as bladder infections or urinary tract infections
  • Conditions related to high- risk pregnancy (example: high blood pressure)

What could bring a postpartum woman to the OB ED?

  • Drainage from a C-Section wound
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Increased vaginal bleeding
  • Mastitis

Our AU Health Emergency Room Team

We’re focused on mother-baby centered care and comfort featuring:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists for high risk pregnancies
  • Nurses certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Fetal Electronic Monitoring, Low Risk Neonatal Nursing and Neonatal Intensive Care.
  • Board Certified OB-GYN physicians
  • Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Dedicated OB Anesthesiologists
  • Neonatal CPR-certified nurses specially trained
  • Neonatal Respiratory Therapists specially trained
  • Lactation Specialist and support
  • Advanced Infant Security System

The OB ED at AU Health is located on 7 West and can be accessed only by using the D elevators.  During normal hospital hours, easy access parking is the 15th Street parking deck and entering the A Entrance of the hospital.  After hours, easy access parking is the MOB Deck on Harper Street and entering the Main Hospital Emergency Room entrance.

The OB Emergency Department is just one more way AU Health is dedicated to caring for women and our tiniest patients. Learn more about our OB ED by calling 706-721-2688.