Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Maternal Fetal Care Center at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is a resource unlike any other in the state. We care for women from before conception through delivery with comprehensive, high-quality care for high-risk pregnancies, preconception and genetic counseling, specialized testing and screening, and much more.

Introduction

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, sometimes called perinatology, involves providing specialized care for all types of complications of pregnancy, including women who have serious illnesses. These illnesses may be either in association with, or as the result of pregnancy. Care is also provided for pregnancies in which there is a suspected or established fetal abnormality, and the practice provides diagnostic, therapeutic and counseling services, including genetic consultations. Invasive fetal therapy is also performed, in collaboration with specialists at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Fetal Concerns Center of Wisconsin.

Our world-class physicians and staff, leading-edge technology and in-depth research combined with our compassionate, caring approach make us the best choice to care for you and your unborn baby.

The Maternal Fetal Care Center offers many services unavailable anywhere else in the area.

Many factors may increase a woman’s chance of having a high-risk pregnancy, and we can help determine what those factors might be, how they might be managed and, through counseling, help a woman and her family make informed decisions about her current or planned pregnancy.

Risk factors that may make you a good candidate for care with us include:

  • Diabetes
  • Multiple births
  • Clotting disorders
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Family history of birth defects or genetic conditions
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Abnormal pregnancy testing
  • Previous pregnancy complications
  • Heart conditions, high blood pressure or other maternal medical conditions
  • Additional maternal complications

Because we know you value your relationship with your OB/GYN, we work closely with your doctor to ensure you receive the best possible care throughout your pregnancy. Whatever your risk factors may be, we’re here to help you with the best possible care to help you have a successful pregnancy.

Services

The Maternal Fetal Care Center offers comprehensive health assessments and care for women with risk factors that may complicate a current or planned pregnancy. Available services include:

  • ITP
  • Acquired and inherited thrombophilia
  • Hemophilia
  • DVT/PE
  • Multiple miscarriages (SPOT)
  • Pregnancy Exposure Counseling
  • Fetal Concerns Program/Birth Defects
  • Hospital Care
    • Fetal and maternal pregnancy complications
    • Delivery of your baby at FMLH/CHW
  • Postpartum Care
    • High-risk Pregnancy Care
      • Rh Factor/Isoimmunization
      • Medical complications
      • Poor pregnancy history
      • Hypertension
      • Pre-term labor
      • Abnormal screening tests
        • Cystic Fibrosis
        • HIV
        • Triple screen
    • Specialized Testing
      • Non-stress tests
      • Biophysical profile
First Trimester Screening

First Trimester Screening

First trimester screening is designed to identify whether you may be at increased risk of having a baby with Down syndrome or trisomy 18. These… Read More ›

Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Prenatal Genetic Counseling

If you are planning to have a baby and have a personal or family history of certain genetic diseases, you may wish to consider genetic… Read More ›

Preconception Counseling

Preconception Counseling

Preconception counseling can help couples achieve the best possible outcome for their pregnancy. By starting before the baby is conceived, we can work together to… Read More ›

Pregnancy Coagulation Clinic

Pregnancy Coagulation Clinic

The Pregnancy Coagulation Clinic is one of the only of its kind in the country directed by a dedicated hematologist and maternal fetal medicine specialist…. Read More ›

Prenatal Diagnosis

Prenatal Diagnosis

CVS can tell whether a baby has Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis or other genetic or chromosomal conditions. Amniocentesis can be used to diagnose a large… Read More ›

Detailed Ultrasound

Detailed Ultrasound

The Maternal Fetal Care Center is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for Obstetrical Ultrasound. The Center provides care to women requiring… Read More ›

Research Studies

Our physicians and genetic counselors have access to ongoing local and national research studies. When clinical testing is not available for certain disorders or diseases, there may be a research study for the disorder/disease at another facility. Participation may involve providing blood or tissue samples to the study researchers.

Fellowship

The overall goals of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Fellowship program include training subspecialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) who are excellent clinicians capable of providing comprehensive care for pregnant women with medical, obstetric or surgical complications which impact the health of the mother, fetus or both. Our objective is to provide supervision and training for each fellow with progression of responsibilities from that of dependent trainee to an independent MFM specialist. In addition, our goal is to train academicians and leaders who will have an impact in the field of MFM by contributing to and advancing the subspecialty through efforts in research and teaching. Through research projects and didactics, fellows are taught to use the statistical, epidemiologic and laboratory techniques necessary to develop an independent research program with a specific focus. Read More →

Learn More

fmlh-mcw-boxLearn more about the Maternal Fetal Care Center on the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin website.