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.

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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

Lifestyle choices

Smoking cigarettes
Drinking alcohol
Using illegal drugs

Pre-Existing Health Conditions

Diabetes
High blood pressure
Heart conditions
Obesity
Eating disorders

A History of Pregnancy Complications

Pre-term labor
Miscarriage
Stillbirth
Low birth weight
Hypertension disorders

Pregnancy Complications

Unusual placenta position
Fetal growth restriction
Rhesus (Rh) sensitization

Carrying Multiples

Twins
Triplets
or More!

Conditions We Treat

Autoimmune Disorders

Cervical Insufficiency

Fetal Conditions

Genetic Disorders

High-Risk Pregnancy

Kidney Disease

Multiple Gestation/Birth

Pregnancy Complications

Preterm Labor/Birth

Preterm Rupture of Membranes

Thyroid Conditions

Treatments & Procedures

Health Library

Maternal & Fetal Medicine Care Locations

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