General Introduction

Perinatology is a subspecialty of obstetrics concerned with the care of the fetus and complicated, high-risk pregnancies. Perinatology is also known as maternal-fetal medicine; the maternal-fetal medicine specialist typically works in consultation with the obstetrician.

Our contracted Hospitals and clinics  maternal-fetal specialists include:

Maternal conditions or diseases, including:

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Preeclampsia (toxemia)

Maternal metabolic diseases, including diabetes (both pregestational and gestational types)

Infectious diseases (to include parvovirus, toxoplasmosis, hepatitis, HIV, and AIDS)

Platelet alloimmunization (NAIT or FMAIT) (e.g. Rh negative mother sensitized to an Rh positive fetus)

Maternal lupus (collagen vascular disorder)

Poor past obstetrical history (e.g. past preterm deliveries, preterm labor, preterm cervical dilatation, premature rupture of membranes, repetitive pregnancy loss)

Multiple gestation (twins and higher order multiples)

A known/suspected fetal anomaly

Suspected abnormal fetal growth

Macrosomia (a baby that is too large)

Fetal growth restriction (a baby that is too small)

Maternal family history of:

Cardiac disease

Renal disease

Gastrointestinal disease

Cystic fibrosis

Prenatal genetic testing and consultation