Maternal Fetal Medicine

Pregnant woman sitting on bed looking at sonograph

Your pregnancy may be considered high-risk if you or your baby has an increased chance of complication during pregnancy or delivery. If you are at risk, your physician may refer you to Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Our teams partner with area OB/GYN clinics to provide preconception counseling, genetic screening and high risk pregnancy care.

Common High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions

We care for women for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Previous preterm labor or delivery
  • Expecting multiples
  • History of miscarriages
  • Advanced maternal age (the mother's age of 35 years or over at delivery)
  • Abnormal prenatal test or screening
  • Genetic risk factors
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Presence of infectious disease
  • Substance use or mental health disorders
  • Family history of complications
  • Diabetes, high blood pressure or other medical conditions during pregnancy

This list is not all-inclusive and we recommend consulting with your obstetrician to learn if a maternal fetal medicine is right for you.

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Ultrasound

A scan done in the hospital or at your obstetrician's office may be a very good one. Even so, maternal-fetal medicine sonographers are specially trained to understand maternal and fetal physiology, and to be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal. Typically we perform an ultrasound at your first visit with us. The ultrasound equipment used by maternal-fetal medicine is state of the art, the software is the most sophisticated available, and our image sharing capabilities make creating your baby's first scrapbook easy.

Our mission is to use ultrasound to demonstrate the healthy of your baby. If we discover there is a problem, our job is to help you and your provider determine a plan of care. Of course, patients also want to see their child while inside the mother, take photos, learn the gender of their baby and prepare for their reveal!