UnityPoint Clinic Maternal & Fetal Medicine

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Maternal Fetal Medicine

Providing care for women and their unborn babies who have high risk complications or are at risk for them

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists are OB/GYN physicians who have completed a multi-year Fellowship in the specialty of high risk pregnancy. For pregnant women with chronic health problems, MFM specialists work to keep the woman as healthy as possible while her body changes and her baby grows. MFM specialists also care for women who face unexpected problems that develop during pregnancy, such as early labor, bleeding or high blood pressure. In some cases, it's the baby who is having a complication. If we find birth defects or growth problems, we can start surveillance and treatment before birth and provide monitoring.

These pregnancies include:

  • Multiple fetuses
  • History of early deliveries
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart, lung, vascular or kidney disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Fetal complications

Our services include:

  • Pre-pregnancy counseling
  • Genetic counseling
  • First trimester screening
  • Amniocentesis
  • Diabetes co-management
  • Routine and detailed ultrasounds
  • Co-management of high risk pregnancies

Meet Stephen Pedron, MD, MBA

Dr. Pedron is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in MFM and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, served his Obstetrics residency in Phoenix, his MFM subspecialty training at the University of Wisconsin, and just recently finished his MBA at the University of Chicago. While completing his MBA, he also worked as an MFM specialist at Valley Perinatal Services in Phoenix. 

Dr. Pedron has delivered over 60 instructional seminars in the United States, Haiti and China. He is active in volunteer work, having provided disaster relief and served on multiple medical missions. His interests include family, travel, cooking, auto racing and German Shepherds, among others.