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Welcome to Fort Sanders Perinatal Center

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. But if you’re facing a high-risk pregnancy with a potential for premature labor and delivery, gestational diabetes or other complications, or if you’re finally pregnant after struggling with infertility, you need specialized care for you and your baby. The high-risk prenatal doctors, or perinatologists, at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center have served women in East Tennessee for more than 20 years, providing complete care for high-risk women, especially those 35 years or older, with multiples, pregnancy complications, history of birth defects, and medical problems such as diabetes or hypertension. For excellence in high-risk pregnancy care, women choose Fort Sanders Perinatal Center.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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At the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center we provide a comprehensive range of procedures to assess your baby’s condition, rule out or confirm potential medical complications, and help physicians manage or prevent difficulties.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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Katie’s Story

Katie was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 28 weeks, but went on to deliver a healthy baby boy. Click here to read her story.

Fort Sanders Perinatal Center News


  • Gary Stephens, DO, FACOOG

    Perinatologist Gary Stephens, DO of Fort Sanders Perinatal Center discusses when women might need high-risk pregnancy care.

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  • Katie Clapp shares her story about delivering a healthy baby after a high-risk pregnancy with preeclampsia and her care...

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  • Fort Sanders Perinatal Center and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center offer moms purposeful distraction activities during long hospital stays....

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  • Danielle Hobdy, MD

    Danielle Hobdy, MD joins Fort Sanders Women's Specialists and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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  • Fort Sanders Perinatal Center offers comprehensive high-risk pregnancy services for women needing extra care for multiples, pregnancy complications, history...

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  • Caitlin Austin, genetic counselor, earns prestigious honor to present at the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference.

    Caitlin Austin, MMSc, GC, at Fort Sanders Perinatal Center earns prestigious honor to present at the National Society of...

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  • Jill Edds, L.C.S.W.

    Jill Edds, L.C.S.W. joins Fort Sanders Perinatal Center as a care coordinator to help women with high-risk pregnancies before,...

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  • Caitlin Austin, MMSc, GC

    Caitlin Austin, MMSc, GC joins Fort Sanders Perinatal Center's team of certified genetic counselors to evaluate and understand risk...

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