What is Maternal-Fetal Medicine?
Maternal–Fetal Medicine, also known as perinatology, is a branch of obstetric medicine that focuses on managing the health concerns of high-risk pregnancies prior to, during, and after pregnancy. Maternal–Fetal Medicine physicians have education and training that extends beyond the standard ObGyn training.
Our Maternal-Fetal Specialists work with your primary ObGyn providers to ensure high-quality care during labor and childbirth. There are several factors that create this risk in pregnancy:
- Health conditions that exist prior to becoming pregnant
- Maternal age
- Lifestyle choices
- Multiple gestations
- Gestational diabetes
- Preeclampsia and eclampsia
We understand how overwhelming a high-risk pregnancy can be. You may be concerned about your health and the health of your baby. Our experienced maternal-fetal specialists are here for you. Putting you at ease and ensuring a healthy pregnancy are our priorities.
Speak to Your Provider About High-Risk Pregnancy
If you have questions about Maternal-Fetal Specialists, please speak with your Women’s Health Arizona provider.