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Maternal and fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy care)


Maternal and fetal medicine involves the care of a mother and her baby during pregnancy, birth and delivery.

You may be referred to a perinatologist (maternal fetal medicine specialist) if you:

During a high-risk pregnancy, a perinatologist can help a woman have the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth.




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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; MedlinePlus; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

First published: 06/06/2009
Last updated: 06/13/2014

Reviewed by: Lisa Saul, MD, interim president, Allina Health Mother Baby Clinical Service Line