What types of patients are seen by Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists? 

Patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures during pregnancy, such as:  

  • Comprehensive ultrasound  
  • Chorionic villus sampling  
  • Genetic amniocentesis, fetal surgery or treatment  


Women with medical or surgical disorders, such as:  

  • Heart disease  
  • High blood pressure  
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)  
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders  
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease  
  • Infectious diseases  


Healthy women whose pregnancy is at markedly increased risk for adverse outcome, such as:  

  • Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test  
  • Twins, triplets or more  
  • Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
  • Premature rupture of membranes 
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Suspected fetal growth restriction       
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