Maternal-Fetal Medicine Care
At Prisma Health, our maternal-fetal medicine doctors provide specialized care for women who are carrying multiple fetuses, pregnant at an advanced age or having premature labor.
Specialized care for pregnancy
We also specialize in the latest treatment for patients diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and other underlying health risks before, during and after pregnancy.
Conditions we treat
Reasons you may be referred to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist include the following:
- Complex medical conditions such as heart or kidney disease or an autoimmune disorder.
- Exposure to specific infections during pregnancy.
- Exposure to a teratogen during pregnancy (e.g., alcohol, drugs or chemicals).
- Abnormalities identified on ultrasound in a current pregnancy.
- Abnormal genetic screening results.
- Pregnancy-induced diabetes.
- Family history of genetic/hereditary concerns.
- Pregnancy is not progressing as expected (incompetent cervix, preterm labor, premature rupture of the membranes).
- Complications during a previous pregnancy.
- Recurrent pregnancy loss.
- 3D and 4D ultrasound evaluation and treatment
- Antepartum testing, including Doppler flow velocimetry
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
- Critical care obstetrics
- Fetal echocardiography
- Genetic counseling and testing
- Genetic sonograms
- Invasive and noninvasive fetal diagnosis and treatment
- Preconception counseling
- Quick access to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Screening for chromosomal abnormalities
- Separate unit for high-risk pregnant women staffed by nurses skilled in obstetric critical care
Minimally invasive techniques
Minimally invasive procedures address fetal anemia and select birth defects. In-utero transfusions via the umbilical cord and fetal bladder shunt placement are just two examples of these treatments.