Maternal fetal medicine is the branch of obstetrics that focuses on the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies. Obstetricians who practice maternal fetal medicine are also known as perinatologists.
Maternal fetal medicine specialists at Saint Francis Hospital are dedicated to overseeing the care of patients with high-risk pregnancies. Specialized treatments may include:
- Comprehensive ultrasound
- Chorionic villus sampling (a form of prenatal diagnosis to determine chromosomal or genetic disorders in the fetus)
- Genetic amniocentesis
- Fetal surgery or treatment
In addition, our specialists provide specialized care of pregnant women who have special medical problems (e.g. heart or kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes and thrombophilia); pregnant women who are at risk for pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pre-term labor, pre-eclampsia, and twin or triplet pregnancies); and pregnant women with fetuses at risk.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a physician, please call 918-488-6688.