Maternal Heart Health

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Have you currently or previously had these pregnancy complications?

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  • preeclampsia
  • gestation hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • gestational diabetes
  • pre-term birth
  • placental abruption
  • stillbirth
  • postpartum cardiomyopathy

If so, you can be at higher risk for developing cardiovascular problems in the future.

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Baptist Maternal Heart Health Clinic


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For Referring Providers

Send a referral to Baptist Heart Specialists and indicate Maternal Heart Health Clinic on the referral.

Call: 904.398.0125
Fax: 904.390.7548
Click: Send the order electronically through Epic (for Baptist providers) or EpicCare Link (for non-Baptist Providers) and designate Maternal Heart Health Clinic.

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Baptist Maternal Heart Health Clinic

Whether you're considering starting a family or already expecting, we're here to help keep your heart healthy for your entire maternal health journey.

Led by Geetanjali Dang, MD, the Baptist Maternal Heart Health Clinic provides specialized heart care during pregnancy to ensure you and your baby stay healthy. And if you have any complications during pregnancy, we'll be there to help you navigate any risks afterward too.

Our care team includes experts in high-risk maternal fetal medicine, obstetric anesthesiologists and adult congenital heart disease specialists. We will also work closely with your OB-GYN or primary care physician to ensure seamless care coordination by sharing comprehensive results to support your overall health.

What to Expect

  • A thorough assessment of your heart health before you begin trying to conceive
  • Specialized care throughout your pregnancy journey
  • Guidance and support on self-care, nutrition and a heart-healthy lifestyle
  • A post-partum risk assessment if you've experienced conditions like gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or preterm delivery

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What happens to your heart during pregnancy?

Pregnancy and your heart go hand in hand. When you're pregnant, your body goes through some major changes to support your growing baby. Your blood volume increases, your heart rate goes up, and your heart has to work extra hard.

For women with existing heart conditions, these changes can sometimes cause issues. Certain heart conditions can even increase the risk of complications during pregnancy. That's why it's crucial to plan ahead and get specialized care if you have a history of heart disease.

Improving Heart Health

We understand the challenges of caring for a newborn or young children, and taking the time to improve heart health is easier said than done.

"Taking care of a newborn can be quite demanding for moms, keeping you busy and tired. Our aim is to support mothers through this busy time. It's crucial to prioritize caring for your heart, particularly if you've faced pregnancy complications. By doing so, you ensure not just your own health but also the well-being of your family in the long run."

Dr. Geetanjali Dang