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Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Centers provide innovative, comprehensive and interdisciplinary care for women. We collaborate with many specialists in the care of our patients, based on the unique circumstances of each patient and their unborn baby.
As part of an academic health center, our doctors are at the forefront of the field and don't just meet the standard of care, they set the standard. They read —and write—the newest literature and train the next generation of physicians, so they have the most up-to-date knowledge. Many of our physicians serve on the boards that certify maternal-fetal medicine specialists. The result is that you will receive the highest level of medical care. All of our physicians and genetic counselors are board certified.
Our compassionate, caring approach means our staff takes the time to listen to your concerns, and fully explain your condition and treatment options. Our physicians regularly collaborate with other sub-specialists, such as cardiologists, radiologists, neonatologists, social workers and more, to discuss patient care and treatments. Your care team is assembled for you specifically, based on your specific diagnosis and care plan, so you've got a team of experts and caregivers that surround you.
Conditions We Treat
Maternal-Fetal Medicine includes the Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center (FDTC), focusing on fetal concerns, the Perinatal Assessment Center (PAC) which focuses on maternal conditions. Maternal-Fetal Medicine also offers highly specialized imaging technology and genetics expertise for both mothers and babies.
We offer reproductive genetics consultation by certified genetic counselors who specialize in the field and board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists. Our experts are highly experienced in both high-risk pregnancies and clinical genetics. We help patients understand the options for testing and screening, interpret the results and prepare a care plan that makes the most sense for each individual. We use the most advanced fetal ultrasound capabilities to screen for genetic markers and the latest testing methods available including the newer non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) that isolates fetal genetic material from the mother’s blood.
Genetic screening and expert consultation provide the opportunity to process information and consider all of the options. It may also be the opportunity to prepare for the specific needs of the new baby.
In some cases, a woman is screened by her primary physician, and when the results show an increased risk for a genetic anomaly, our experts can help with further testing and treatment, both before the baby is born and after.
An integral part of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, the maternal-fetal medicine specialists are closely aligned with the neonatologists in our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and pediatric surgical sub- specialists.