Maternal fetal medicine doctors care for women with high-risk pregnancies and their unborn babies. Their goal is to address any maternal and fetal conditions that could affect the pregnancy.
Bringing your new little one into the world is an exciting time. But it can be stressful, especially if there are complications. That’s why Dignity Health North State doctors have the skills and specialized knowledge needed to care for mothers with high-risk pregnancies. Find a Doctor who specializes in maternal fetal medicine in Northern California and can provide the personalized treatment you and your baby need.
Working with Maternal Fetal Medicine Doctors
Maternal fetal medicine doctors have specialized OB/GYN training in the management and care of high-risk pregnancies. These doctors care for women who develop complications during pregnancy (such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia), women who have existing health conditions (such as diabetes or kidney disease), and babies who have been diagnosed with a birth defect or health condition before birth.
Your doctor may recommend you see a maternal fetal medicine specialist if:
Nurse midwives and OB/GYN doctors work closely with maternal fetal medicine specialists. Members of your care team share information and collaborate to make sure both you and your baby get the care you need.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Services at Dignity Health North State
Your maternal fetal medicine doctor will review any tests performed while you’ve been pregnant and ask you questions about your pregnancy and overall health.
Maternal fetal medicine specialists may also:
- Manage underlying health conditions and adjust prescription medication
- Perform or order prenatal testing, including chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, and level-2 ultrasounds
- Conduct or assist in fetal surgeries to address life-threatening birth defects
- Help deliver high-risk pregnancies
- Provide medical care for mothers and their babies after birth
Your care will depend on you and your baby’s medical conditions and needs. If you would find it helpful, your maternal fetal medicine specialist can also put you in touch with women and families who have dealt with similar issues during pregnancy.
Dignity Health North State offers a variety of maternity care experts who specialize in maternal fetal medicine in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.