St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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High Risk Resources

St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is a facility dedicated to providing the best possible experience for new mothers and their babies. Whether you are sailing through your pregnancy, or are experiencing issues which put you at a higher risk for complications, the staff at the St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas is extremely skilled at managing all situations.


What is High Risk?

Some women may be at a higher risk for complications during pregnancy for a variety of reasons such as:
  • Heart disease 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia) 
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders 
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease 
  • Infectious diseases 
  • Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test 
  • Twins, triplets or more 
  • Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
  • Premature rupture of membranes 
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss 
  • Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough) 

Maternal Fetal Medicine

To best monitor mother and baby, these patients are often referred to a Maternal Fetal Medicine physician. Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) is a branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies. Perinatologists are obstetricians who practice maternal fetal medicine. These physicians often use ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, genetic amniocentesis and fetal surgery or treatment to manage, monitor and treat mothers and their unborn babies. They work side-by-side with the patient’s Obstetrician to co-manage all aspects of pregnancy and the birthing process.


Dedicated Physicians

At the St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas, we are fortunate to have well trained and reputable physicians completely dedicated to managing all types of high risk situations.

Kimberly DeStefano, MD
Medical Director
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Jasbir Singh, MD
Medical Director
Maternal Fetal Medicine

Jasvant Adusumalli, MD
Medical Director
High Risk Ultrasound and Fetal Testing

Sina Haeri, MD
Medical Director
Research/Continuing Medical Education and Subspecialty Coordination for Maternal Fetal Medicine


For Baby

Should your baby require extra care after delivery, rest assured your little one is in good hands at one of the largest and most highly skilled Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Central Texas. Equipped to handle all situations, including special issues related to multiples, our 36-bed NICU is staffed around the clock with specially trained staff. Learn More