Maternal-fetal medicine, or MFM, is the specialty branch of obstetrics that involves the management of high-risk pregnancies on the medical and surgical side of things. This focused type of management includes the treatment and monitoring of high-risk pregnancies through comprehensive ultrasounds, genetic amniocentesis, chronic villus sampling, and possibly even fetal surgery.
ParCare Community Health Network have the highest quality obstetricians who practice maternal-fetal medicine, these doctors are also referred to as perinatologists and are very closely associated to a sub-specialty in medicine that focuses on caring for and treating medical problems during pregnancy. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are required to undergo three years of additional medical training in the management and assessment of high-risk pregnancies.
Women who are pregnant and have serious medical issues such as: heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, and thrombophilia are generally treated by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. The same goes for those who are especially at risk for any complications that are pregnancy-related and for women who have fetuses at risk.