Maternal Fetal Medicine

High Risk Pregnancies. A Perinatologist, or maternal-fetal medicine specialist, can help guide high-risk obstetrical patients through a high-risk pregnancy.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

In an effort to make sure GRMC offers the most advanced and sophisticated diagnostic capabilities for high-risk pregnancy patients, we have partnered with University Health System in San Antonio to allow our moms and babies access to Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists – at GRMC. Our MFM specialists are highly skilled in caring for mothers and their developing baby throughout a high-risk pregnancy and provide advanced care for pregnancies with an array of medical, surgical or fetal needs.

Advanced prenatal diagnostic services are also available including:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Ultrasound screening to take a close look at your baby
  • First and second trimester aneuploidy screening
  • Cell-free fetal DNA testing
  • Evaluation of abnormal aneuploidy screening tests
  • Amniocentesis

Addressing Your Pregnancy Needs

Every woman hopes for an uncomplicated pregnancy and a smooth delivery. But if a problem occurs, you can take comfort in knowing GRMC offers MFM specialists to you and your baby if any issue may arise. A number of preexisting conditions can complicate pregnancy for certain women, including:

  • Advanced maternal age (35 or older)
  • Asthma or other pulmonary diseases
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer in pregnancy
  • Cardiac disease
  • Congenital fetal anomalies
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal anemia and other complications
  • Genetics diseases
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Intrauterine fetal growth restriction
  • Isoimmunization
  • Medical/surgical complications of pregnancy
  • Multiple gestation (twins, triplets and more)
  • Obesity
  • Perinatal infections (bacterial or viral infections)
  • Placenta (accreta/percreta) evaluation and management
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Previous history of preterm delivery
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Thrombophilias/clotting disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Trauma in pregnancy
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)

MFM specialists see patients Wednesday mornings. Appointments can be arranged by contacting your OB/GYN (Obstetrician Gynecologist) physician. You may contact the GRMC MFM Coordinator at 830.401.7195.