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
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preterm labor


  • Blood disorders
  • Bone, cartilage, and skin disorders
  • Brain and psychiatric conditions
  • Cancer
  • Digestive disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Heart disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Immune disorders
  • Kidney disorders
  • Lung problems
  • Obesity

Fetal Conditions We Treat

  • Alloimmunization
  • Cardiac issues
  • Chromosomal birth defects
  • Gastroschisis
  • Growth problems
  • Infections
  • 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:

  • Cardiology
  • Genetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Obstetrics
  • Radiology

Getting Started

Referrals & Insurance

We accept most insurances, including Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Medi-Cal. Before your insurance can cover your appointment, we need authorization from your insurance provider. We can help you with requesting authorization.  

Most insurance providers require a referral from your primary care provider. If you're not sure what your insurance requires, call us at 909-558-4771 for help. 

Access the referral form here. 

Most insurance providers require a referral from your primary care provider. Access the referral form here. If you're not sure what your insurance requires, call us at 909-558-4771 for help.

Your First Visit

Bring the following items if you have them (or have your primary care provider send them): 

  • A referral  
  • Medical history 
  • Ultrasound or blood work results 


Our specialists use a combination of labs, imaging, and procedures to diagnose you or your baby’s condition. You may need one or more of our diagnostic services: 

  • Amniocentesis to test for chromosomal abnormalities and neural tube defects 
  • Chorionic villus sampling to test for chromosomal abnormalities 
  • Detailed ultrasounds and ultrasound readings 
  • Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling to test fetal blood 
  • Genetic counseling to understand your risk factors 

Treatment and Ongoing Care

Once our doctors determine a diagnosis, we work with you to find the best treatment possible. Treatment is unique to each patient. Some common services we provide include: 

  • Antenatal surgery: Surgery performed on the fetus while in-utero 
  • Cerclage: Stitches that close the opening of the cervix to prevent preterm labor 
  • In-patient monitoring: Care for high-risk moms on bed rest 
Follow-up Visits 

After the first visit, we’ll determine what kind of follow-up care you and your baby need. If needed, we will also connect you with other specialists within our hospital. 

Labor and Delivery

As many of our patients do, you may see us for a consultation and then deliver your baby under the care of your primary OB/GYN. In some cases, that’s at our San Manuel Maternity Pavilion. If needed, we help schedule births so everyone on your medical team is coordinated. 

How to Get Help

Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are here to help you find the answers you need for high-risk pregnancy care. Call us at 909-558-4771 to get started. 

Amari mother holding her infant in her arms
Amari mother holding her infant in her arms
"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."