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Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics: Complications of Pregnancy

BCNatal – SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital provides expertise and care for all kinds of high-risk pregnancy.

  • We are experts on the main complications of pregnancy, and have specialized units for fetal growth restriction, preeclampsia, prematurity and multiple pregnancy.
  • We offer multidisciplinary follow-up and management for women with pre-existing medical conditions that confer a high-risk in pregnancy and during delivery (among others, diabetes, immunological and renal diseases).
  • Our specialists in adult medicine from Hospital Clínic, one of the best general hospitals in Europe, allow us to provide care for all maternal medical problems in pregnancy.

Areas of expertise

Fetal growth issues

Our team of international experts optimize prenatal management and obstetric decision-making, playing a decisive role in determining your newborn’s prognosis.


Our comprehensive follow-up protocol for symptoms of hypertension in pregnancy allows us to effectively navigate all risks to the mother and unborn child.

Risk of premature birth

We have cutting-edge technology to monitor pregnancies when any risk of premature birth is detected.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is the most common metabolic disorder associated with pregnancy. Good planning minimizes the consequences of this condition in the mother and the fetus.

Infectious maternal disease

Our specialists in early detection and treatment of fetal disease have extensive experience in helping to decrease transmission to and infection of newborns.

Multiple pregnancy

Our specialists have extensive cumulative experience in antenatal and intrapartum management of pregnancies with monochorionic and dichorionic twins.

Pre-existing maternal conditions

We also provide care for all pre-existing maternal conditions (cardiac, renal and digestive among others).

Childbirth experience in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Are you in the final stretch of pregnancy? We explain the real experience of childbirth and postpartum of two of our patients. Each year BCNatal assists more than 3,500 deliveries at the Women's Area of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital. We also have a reference Neonatal Unit. Our specialists will accompany you and inform you at this stage of your life and at the beginning of your baby's life.

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is your hospital

With comprehensive follow-up of your pregnancy, we will be able to better monitor you and your baby, who will be cared for by our specialists in neonatology at the same hospital.