Maternal fetal medicine specialists focus on women with high-risk pregnancies, treating both pregnant women and unborn babies.
At Dignity Health Southern California hospitals, every member of your pregnancy team is committed to a safe, healthy labor and delivery for you and your baby. Our doctors and nurses offer comprehensive pregnancy services, including maternal fetal medicine, in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino, including at our state-of-the-art NICUs. Find a Doctor online to learn about our expert care.
Why We Provide Maternal Fetal Medicine
A maternal fetal medicine doctor is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist (OB/GYN) who has unique training in high-risk pregnancy care and management. Maternal fetal medicine specialists take care of:
Your doctor may refer you to a maternal fetal medicine specialist if:
Maternal fetal medicine specialists at Dignity Health Southern California hospitals work closely with other OB/GYNs and nurse midwives. They collaborate to ensure that you and your baby get the best possible care.
What to Expect from Maternal Fetal Medicine at Dignity Health Southern California
When you visit one of our maternal fetal medicine specialists, they will ask you questions about your health and pregnancy, and review the results of any tests. They may also:
- Adjust prescription medication and manage underlying health conditions
- Conduct prenatal testing, including amniocentesis, level 2 ultrasounds, and chorionic villus sampling
- Perform surgeries to treat life-threatening birth defects while babies are still in the womb
- Help deliver high-risk pregnancies
- Provided postpartum medical care for mothers and their babies
Your maternal fetal medicine will depend upon your unique needs and condition. You can expect your maternal fetal medicine specialist to answer your questions and explain all recommended tests and procedures.
Committed Dignity Health doctors offer expert maternal fetal medicine in Southern California.