Maternal Fetal Medicine(MFM) is a subspecialty of obstetrics that specializes in the screening, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of mothers and babies with a pregnancy that is un-routine or high risk. Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians have advanced training in the diagnosis and management of mothers who face unexpected problems during their pregnancy. MFM works collaboratively with your obstetrician, nurse midwife and at times other specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pediatrics and more.
AFA Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC is pleased to work closely with Boston MFM and Emerson MFM, who are Brigham and Women’s physicians. It can be stressful to have a pregnancy that may be considered high-risk or has unexpectedly become complicated. It is important to all of us here at AFA Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC to make sure that this very specialized care be accessible and our families have a team that is working together to ensure the best outcome for both mother and baby. MFM services are available both in our office with Boston MFM and through the radiology department within the hospital, Emerson MFM.
Some of the conditions that MFM often evaluate and treat include
• Preconceptual counseling for couples at high risk for complicated pregnancies
• Infectious diseases (parvovirus, toxoplasmosis, hepatitis, HIV)
• Previous preterm birth(s) or at risk for preterm birth
• Multiple gestation
• Mother’s with an increased risk for chromosomal disorders
• Fetal anomaly
And there are many more!
MFM physicians are an invaluable part of our team in offering complete care for our mothers. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy and whether it is considered high-risk please talk to us.