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Compassionate and Patient Centered Maternal-Fetal Care in Ventura County
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), also known as Perinatology, is a subspecialty of Obstetrics & Gynecology. MFM doctors are the high-risk pregnancy experts who care for women with medical conditions in pregnancy, helping to keep these women as healthy as possible. MFM doctors also care for women who face unexpected problems unique to pregnancy, such as preterm labor, bleeding, or high blood pressure. Finally Maternal-Fetal Medicine doctors provide routine prenatal screening with ultrasound as well as counseling and testing for genetic disorders complicating pregnancy.
At Dignity Health, providing perinatology care is a team effort. It involves your doctor and MFM specialists who work together to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.
Comprehensive Perinatal Services
Perinatal Conditions We Treat
Our Maternal-Fetal medicine specialists treat a wide variety of conditions. Some conditions that may put you at risk for a high-risk pregnancy include:
Why You May Need Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not all women need maternal-fetal medicine, though MFM doctors do provide routine prenatal screening and ultrasound.
You may benefit from maternal-fetal medicine if you:
Working with Your MFM Doctor
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:
The type of care you receive will depend on your and your baby’s specific needs. Trust the experienced maternity specialists at Dignity Health for personalized care during and after your pregnancy.
For more information, please call 805.981.6163
Dignity Health Perinatal Center - Ventura
2901 N Ventura Rd., Ste. 110
Oxnard, CA 93036
Details & Directions: Dignity Health Perinatal Center - Ventura
Meet the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Team
Megan Jones, MD
Kathryn Sharma, MD
Peter Robilio, MD