Nearly any medical condition or complication that occurs in a pregnant woman falls into the realm of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. The stresses of pregnancy can impact a variety of medical conditions, while many medical conditions and medications can also impact a developing baby.
Our physicians will work with your obstetrician, midwife or any other specialist involved in your care to manage your medical conditions during pregnancy. They will coordinate the best plan of care for you and your fetus during pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and during the postpartum period as your body undergoes rapid changes. They have particular expertise in identifying the safest medications and medical interventions for your fetus and will help guide your providers to use these preferred methods.
Medical complications our providers regularly manage include:
- Thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism)
- Sickle cell disease
- Blood clotting disorders
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- HIV and other infections