Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) is a medical specialty that focuses on the management of high-risk pregnancies.
In addition to obstetrics and gynecology training, a MFM specialist has 3 more years of education and training in obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of mothers and unborn babies. This training and technical proficiency enables the specialist to provide the extra care or consultation required for both mother and fetus in complicated obstetric situations.
Our MFM specialists are committed to using up-to-date evidence-based approaches to ensure the health of new mothers and their babies.
MFM services include but are not limited to:
- Maternal conditions which pose a risk during pregnancy, including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, sickle cell disease, HIV, systemic lupus, and kidney disease
- Obstetric conditions such as multiple gestation (twins or greater), incompetent cervix, preterm labor, Rh sensitization, and recurrent pregnancy loss
- Obstetric ultrasounds performed by MFM specialists for certain diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. These may include comprehensive detailed fetal ultrasound examinations, cervical cerclage, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, umbilical blood sampling, and intrauterine fetal transfusion.
- Genetic conditions such as suspected or actual birth defects, medication exposure in pregnancy, advanced maternal or paternal age, family or personal history of genetic condition or birth defect, and abnormal biochemical or carrier screening
Comprehensive Fetal Care Center
The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center offers diagnostic 3D and 4D ultrasound testing, on-site genetic counselors, and first trimester screening for fetal chromosome conditions.