Maternal Fetal Medicine
You’re expecting a baby — congratulations! Just as every woman is different, so is every pregnancy. Some proceed along smoothly with no surprises. Others may mean that you and your unborn baby need some extra-special attention.
The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) care team at Stormont Vail are high-risk pregnancy experts. They provide women and their families with the medical care, support and education they need to deliver a health baby.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and think you may be a high-risk patient, talk to your OB/GYN about your concerns and if they would recommend you add a MFM specialist to your healthcare team.
Specific factors that may contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include:
Advanced Maternal Age
If you are age 35 or over
Using illegal drugs
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
High blood pressure
A History of Pregnancy Complications
Low birth weight
Unusual placenta position
Fetal growth restriction
Rhesus (Rh) sensitization
Conditions We Treat
Treatments & Procedures
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