"We were so excited to be having another baby, but also feared we would end up in the NICU again. And, when I was 26 weeks, they admitted me. We knew we needed to get our baby boy out in a safe manner without it being an emergency, so I gave birth to him at 30 weeks."
We know it’s concerning to get abnormal ultrasound results or to find out your pregnancy is high-risk. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are experts in high-risk pregnancy care, so you can feel confident both you and your baby are in good hands.
Our team excels at minimizing risks and caring for moms and babies during pregnancy and after birth. Our referral-based program means your obstetrician will connect you to us as needed.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when:
- Mom is older than 35
- Mom has a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- It’s a pregnancy of multiples (twins or more)
- The fetus has chromosomal abnormalities or congenital (present at birth) disorders
- There’s a known genetic disorder in the family
Why Choose Us for Maternal-fetal Medicine
- Same-week appointments: When you get abnormal results, the last thing you want to do is wait. We save appointment spots dedicated to new high-risk patients, so you can get answers as soon as possible.
- All the specialists you need: We have six perinatologists on our team, who each have three years of additional training in high-risk pregnancies. And as part of an academic medical center, nearly every medical specialty is available to you 24/7.
- Intensive newborn care: If your baby is high-risk, our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team is ready to provide specialty care immediately at birth.
- Personalized approach: Your maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist is your trusted partner, guiding you through your pregnancy. We also work closely with your obstetrician or midwife throughout your pregnancy and delivery.
In the news: We're helping prevent preeclampsia, a potentially serious condition about 80% of our pregnant patients are at risk for.
Maternal Conditions We Treat
- Abnormal placentas
- Blood pressure problems
- Gestational diabetes
- Placental diseases
- Preterm labor
- Blood disorders
- Bone, cartilage, and skin disorders
- Brain and psychiatric conditions
- Digestive disorders
- Endocrine disorders
- Heart disorders
- Immune disorders
- Kidney disorders
- Lung problems
Fetal Conditions We Treat
- Cardiac issues
- Chromosomal birth defects
- Growth problems
- Multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, and more)
- Organ-related congenital disorders
What to Expect
Women who see a high-risk pregnancy doctor are more likely to deliver healthy babies safely. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists work together to diagnose, treat and manage high-risk pregnancies. We have doctors who specialize in: