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What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians are high-risk pregnancy experts, specializing in the un-routine. For pregnant women with chronic health problems, MFM physicians work with other clinical specialists in an office or hospital setting to keep the woman healthy as her body changes and her baby grows.

We also care for women who face unexpected problems that develop during pregnancy, such as early labor, bleeding, or high blood pressure.

We’re the go-to for pregnant women who arrive in the hospital for any reason, whether after an accident or at the onset of a kidney infection. In other cases, it’s the baby who faces the un-routine. If we find birth defects or growth problems, we can start treatment before birth, provide monitoring, blood transfusions, and surgery to support babies with the best possible care until they are ready to arrive in the world.

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David Baker, MDDavid Garry, DO; Cecilia Avila, MD, MPH; James Bernasko, MD; Michael Demishev, MD; J.Gerald Quirk, MD, Ph.D.; Diana Garretto, MD; Kimberly Herrera, MD