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Maternal fetal medicine (MFM) is the branch of medicine that cares for women with high-risk pregnancies. Maternal fetal medicine doctors treat both unborn babies and pregnant women.
Dealing with pregnancy complications? At Dignity Health, we personalize your care and provide maternal fetal medicine in the Bay Area. To see a MFM doctor associated with our birthing centers at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz and Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, use our online tool to Find a Doctor today.
A maternal fetal medicine doctor is an OB/GYN who has special training in the care and management of high-risk pregnancies. These specialists take care of:
Your doctor may refer you to a maternal fetal medicine specialist if:
OB/GYN doctors, certified nurse midwives, and MFM specialists at Dignity Health collaborate and share information to ensure that you and your baby get the best possible care.
When you come to our experts for high-risk pregnancy care, your maternal-fetal medicine specialist will review any test results you may have and ask you questions about your health and pregnancy. Maternal fetal medicine specialists may also:
Your Dignity Health maternal fetal medicine specialist will plan an individualized treatment strategy based on your unique needs and medical condition. They will also answer any questions you may have and explain all tests and procedures suggested for you. Your maternal fetal medicine specialist may also be able to connect you with other women and families dealing with similar challenges. Trust us to provide the support you need — every step of the way.