Ascension’s maternal-fetal medicine doctors are also OB-GYN doctors and specialize in complications of pregnancy.
About Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Perinatal Care starts when your OB-GYN identifies a health concern with mother or baby concern during the pregnancy. There are many types of high-risk pregnancies. The maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) doctors are experts in high-risk pregnancies. If your baby has a fetal condition, our neonatologists and pediatric specialists are also part of your perinatal care team. Your care team creates a plan for you and your baby and shares it with your family doctor.
Genetic counseling and testing is part of MFM specialty care. By preparing for any emergency, we strive to help you and your baby have a full-term pregnancy. The women’s hospitals with MFM services include neonatal intensive care and special care nurseries.
MFM doctors also coordinate care with the critical care transport teams when mother or baby is in distress.
As part of your family planning efforts, if you have concerns about medical risk factors, pre-conception testing and counseling are available.