Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-fetal medicine (also known as perinatology) is a subspecialty of obstetrics that focuses on managing health concerns of the mother and baby prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy.

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 »


8 Questions to Ask Your Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

If you’ve been diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, you’ll most likely be scheduled to meet with a maternal fetal specialist. This first appointment can be a scary and stressful experience — but don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve put together some important questions for you to take to your appointment so you can feel confident… Read more »


Zane’s Story: Overcoming a CDH Diagnosis

Before Zane was born, his mother’s obstetrician diagnosed him with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, or CDH. Like most parents, Ana and her husband, Dustin, were both surprised and frightened by this diagnosis — it was something they’d never heard about during what had otherwise been a worry–free, second pregnancy for her. The family was quickly… Read more »



What Is Amniocentesis?

If you are pregnant and at increased risk for certain genetic conditions, testing is available for you and your baby to help increase the likelihood of positive outcomes. One of these tests is called an amniocentesis. What Is an Amniocentesis Test? As your baby grows over the nine months of your pregnancy, they are surrounded… Read more »