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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.

During a high-risk pregnancy, an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) can help a woman have the healthiest possible pregnancy and birth.

You may be referred to high-risk pregnancy care if you:




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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: 06/04/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Medical Clinic; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Quello Clinic