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Maternal Fetal Medicine Services

Maternal Fetal Medicine - Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) Arizona
Maternal Fetal Medicine at Dignity Health Medical Group (DHMG) cares for women from preconception through delivery with comprehensive, exceptional care and counseling for high-risk pregnancies. Our perinatologists are specialists who care for both mother and fetus in complicated pregnancies in partnership with your primary care provider, obstetrician, or midwife.

Maternal fetal medicine at DHMG

Our perinatologists are specialists who care for both mother and fetus in complicated pregnancies in partnership with your primary care provider, obstetrician, or midwife. As a member of the Fetal Care Network, we collaborate with a wide variety of specialists from Phoenix Children’s Hospital—including neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and pediatric cardiologists—to provide the best possible outcome for you and your baby or babies.

All of Dignity Health Medical Group’s perinatologists are fellowship trained and board certified—or working towards their board certification. When you choose a physician who is certified, you can be confident he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in a specific medical specialty, above and beyond basic medical licensure.

Services include:

  • 24-hour in-hospital coverage
  • Antenatal testing services
  • Collaboration with other healthcare providers
  • Fetal care services
  • Fetal echo
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Gestational diabetic education and management
  • High-risk pregnancy consultation services
  • Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic testing
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (highest level in the state)
  • Maternal transport service covering all of Arizona including rural areas
  • OB ultrasound (basic and comprehensive)
  • Preconception counseling

Risk Factors for perinatal care:

  • Abnormal pregnancy testing
  • Anemia in pregnancy
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Advanced Maternal Age (AMA)
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Congenital heart conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of birth defects or genetic conditions
  • Gastroschisis/omphalocele
  • Heart conditions and high blood pressure
  • Maternal health conditions
  • Multiple births
  • Neural tube defects/hydrocephalus
  • Premature ruptured membranes
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Placenta accreta
  • Placenta previa
  • Pre-eclampsia 

Comprehensive approach

In collaboration with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Fetal Care Network, our Fetal Care unit is one of just a few comprehensive centers in the United States. Our focus on high-risk obstetrics and our high patient volume keep us at the forefront of treatment advances in maternal fetal medicine. Our specialists will work with you to tailor a care plan unique to your situation.

Fetal Heart Center
In collaboration with Phoenix Children’s Hospital, our center provides comprehensive care for fetal congenital heart disease. We consider our patients and their referring provider a part of the care team. We offer one-time consultation and ongoing collaborative care. We can assume the primary cardiovascular care role if that is in accordance with the wishes of the family and its providers.

Fetal Heart Conditions Treated

  • Critical aortic stenosis
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with restrictive atrial septum
  • Critical pulmonary stenosis
  • Fetal arrhythmia
  • Ventricle defects

Fetal Congenital Heart Center Services

  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal magnetocardiography
  • Onsite labor and delivery facilities

Teaching tomorrow's doctors

Our department is a highly respected training site for medical students who are a part of the growing programs at Creighton University Medical School and Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). Our Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians (perinatologists) work to provide exceptional care for their patients while assisting in the training and coaching of future talent as well. Our providers lead residents and medical students through topics such as reproductive endocrinology and high risk pregnancies in an effort to ensure that the next generation of physicians is fully prepared to provide the best possible care for the families within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

For more information, visit our Academic Medicine  page.