Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternity and High Risk Pregnancy Care

Ascension Seton Obstetrics services includes a world class maternal-fetal medicine program for women in Central Texas.

Maternity and High Risk Pregnancy Care

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Specializing in High-risk Pregnancy Care

At Ascension Seton, you and your baby have access to the most appropriate levels of care when you need it. Perinatal Care starts when your obstetrician identifies a maternal or fetal concern. There are many types of high-risk pregnancies.  Ascension Seton maternal fetal medicine (MFM) physicians are specialists trained in managing high-risk pregnancies to provide collaborative, consultative and comprehensive pregnancy care. If your baby has a fetal condition, our MFMs and Dell Children’s pediatric specialists are part of your perinatal care team. With the proper planning and care, the result can be very rewarding — healthier mothers, babies and families.

What to Expect Your MFM care team has many services:

  • Specialist in ultrasound technology – whether you have a normal pregnancy or are referred to our MFM team for high-risk pregnancy conditions, we offer ultra sounds by certified ultrasound technicial
  • Managing a complicated pregnancy – For example, preterm labor, previous pregnancy loss, or multiple gestations
  • Multi-specialty care for women with pre-existing medical conditions – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure 
  • Addressing behavioral health concerns – smoking, alcohol and opioid drug use during pregnancy
  • Preconception counseling for couples contemplating pregnancy – concerns about potential delivery complications or genetic conditions.

For women over age 35 – contemplating a first-time pregnancy, talk to your doctor to understand the risks and how to plan for a healthy pregnancy. The best way to take care of your baby is to take care of yourself, before and during pregnancy and after the birth. Ascension Seton offers many types of women’s health services. Talk to your doctor about healthcare services that fit the needs of you and your growing family.

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