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Maternal fetal medicine is a type of specialty care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Your doctor may recommend a maternal fetal medicine specialist (often called an MFM doctor) to provide you with personalized care until you give birth. An MFM doctor is an OB/GYN doctor with advanced training in caring for women and their unborn babies during a high-risk pregnancy.
At Dignity Health Central California, providing maternal fetal medicine is a team effort. It involves your doctor and specialists who work together to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.
Find a Doctor near you to receive expert maternal fetal medicine in Central California.
Not all women need maternal fetal medicine. Based on your health and results from prenatal testing, your doctor will decide if you need this type of specialty care.
You may benefit from maternal fetal medicine if you:
Every pregnant woman should see a doctor throughout her pregnancy. However, if you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may have to visit your doctor more regularly.
During a maternal fetal medicine visit, your MFM doctor will:
Some women may continue to receive care after they give birth.
The type of care you receive will depend on your and your baby’s specific needs. Trust the experienced maternity specialists at Dignity Health Central California for personalized care during and after your pregnancy.
As part of our maternity services at Dignity Health Central California, we offer maternal fetal medicine in Bakersfield, Merced, and Stockton, CA.