Maternal-fetal medicine, or perinatology, specializes in the ongoing care of pregnant mothers and their unborn babies, particularly women with high-risk pregnancies. 

Some women may be considered at an increased risk for complications during pregnancy, or, have a high-risk pregnancy, if they:

  • Are older than age 35
  • Have high blood pressure, diabetes or other medical conditions
  • If they are carrying more than one fetus (multiples pregnancy)
  • Experience preterm labor
  • Have a history of pregnancy-related complications, including a previous pregnancy loss (miscarriage), C-section or placenta problems
  • Have a family history of genetic disorders and/or medical conditions
  • Have an abnormal first- or second-trimester serum screening
  • Have fetal growth concerns

The Valley Approach to Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists, also known as perinatologists, at Valley offer specialized care for high-risk pregnancies. Our program blends the latest technology with compassion and the most up-to-date knowledge in the field. 

We take a team-based approach to your care. Our team includes perinatologists (maternal-fetal medicine specialists), ultrasonographers, genetic counselors and perinatal nurses.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts provide you with the kind of accurate prenatal evaluations, fetal monitoring and state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures today’s high-risk pregnancies demand.

Why Choose Valley for Maternal-Fetal Medicine?

  • Comprehensive, integrated high-risk pregnancy services: Our program offers board-certified perinatologists; instant risk assessment in first trimester; genetic testing and genetic counseling; and specialty nurses in diabetes, hypertension and fetal monitoring.
  • Specialized, accredited ultrasound (sonograms): Our program has state-of-the-art ultrasonography including 3D and 4D capabilities. Our ultrasound sonographers are fully certified from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). And, our program has a full, three-year accreditation by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM)
  • Accredited fetal echocardiography: Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine program has achieved a three-year accreditation in the subspecialty of fetal echocardiography by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).  Valley is the first hospital in New Jersey to receive this accreditation.

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