High-Risk Pregnancy

A complex or high-risk pregnancy may bring with it challenges before, during or after delivery. Finding the source of the problem is a crucial component of treating a fetal condition early and comprehensively.

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What Is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

There’s no such thing as a zero-risk pregnancy. All pregnancies come with some risk to both mother and baby.  A low-risk pregnancy has been defined as a singleton pregnancy carried to term in which the baby is in the head-down position, and there are no other medical or surgical conditions with the mother or baby.… Read more »

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Appointment

What to Expect at Your First Maternal-Fetal Medicine Appointment

With all the planning and excitement around your pregnancy, the words “high-risk” and “maternal-fetal medicine specialist” probably come as quite a shock.  If your OB-GYN recently referred you to maternal-fetal medicine, you may have some questions about what to expect.  In this blog post, we’ll discuss: What to expect at your first MFM visit The… Read more »

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Who’s on Your High-Risk Pregnancy Team?

Pregnancy can feel like a solo activity. You are the one carrying the baby, after all. But pregnancy — especially high-risk pregnancy — is a team sport.  Think of it like being part of a championship football team. You, the expectant mother, are the quarterback. Your health care team is made up of skilled and… Read more »

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5 Things You May Not Know About Fetal Surgery

Treatment for a high-risk pregnancy can range from close monitoring and regular checkups to more specialized interventions, including medication. In the most severe situations, your maternal-fetal medicine provider may recommend fetal surgery. Let’s take a closer look at fetal surgery, what it is and how commonly it’s used. We’ll then highlight five things you might… Read more »

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Story of Hope: Megan DuBose

Before ever meeting with Dr. Kevin Magee at Fetal Care Center Dallas, Megan DuBose wrote him a letter introducing herself and sharing her story. Looking back, Megan sees it as an act of desperation after years of medical trauma and heartbreak. But it was an act of hope, too.  “I just wanted to lay it… Read more »

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Kicking the Spina Bifida Odds

Meet Uriah: The first baby in North Texas to undergo surgery before he was born. A quick online search of spina bifida — one of the most common birth defects affecting 1,500 to 2,000 American babies a year — generates phrases such as “not curable” and “damage to the spinal cord and nerves can’t be… Read more »

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