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The Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at the Colorado Fetal Care Center is there when your pregnancy doesn't go according to plan. From preconception consultation and prenatal diagnosis to treatment, delivery and follow-up care, our experts can meet any of your and your baby's needs.

Comprehensive care for high-risk pregnancies

Our maternal fetal medicine specialists (MFMs) are caring for two patients at the same time – you and your unborn baby. And if you're pregnant with twins, they're treating three unique patients with different needs.

At the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program, our MFMs are more than high-risk pregnancy experts; they're also dedicated obstetricians and world-class fetal surgeons.

Our multidisciplinary team will partner with you, your family and your referring provider to achieve the best possible outcome for your high-risk pregnancy.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A pregnancy is considered high risk when it threatens the health or life of the mother and/or the fetus. Some women are at high risk for complications before getting pregnant, while some pregnancies become high risk as they progress.

High-risk pregnancies can occur when:

  • A pregnant woman develops a condition during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or diabetes
  • A woman with an existing chronic condition, like heart disease or diabetes, gets pregnant
  • A woman is carrying more than one baby
  • There are one or more risk factors at play, including obesity, a history of preterm labor and young or old maternal age
  • The baby (or babies) develops a fetal anomaly or condition

If you're pregnant and demonstrate any of these risk factors, ask your obstetrician (OB) about a referral to the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program right away.

Find answers to more frequently asked questions about maternal fetal medicine here.

Services offered in our Maternal Fetal Medicine Program

For pregnancies that require more than routine prenatal care, our Maternal Fetal Medicine Program offers:

  • Preconception consultations
  • Prenatal screenings
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Psychologist support
  • State-of-the-art fetal imaging
  • World-renowned fetal care, including in-utero therapy and fetal interventions for rare and high-risk fetal conditions, such as:
  • Access to social workers who offer support to patients and families adjusting to illness, hospitalization and outpatient care
  • Nurse coordinators who can coordinate your travel and lodging, schedule your appointments and help you with financial matters

Learn more about how we support the parents and families we care for:

Why choose the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program to manage my high-risk pregnancy?

At the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at the Colorado Fetal Care Center, we have the capabilities and expertise to treat both mom and baby for virtually any fetal condition – before, during and after birth. Learn more about fetal conditions we treat.

It's our goal to give each child their best chance at a bright future. Here, you and your baby will be treated by maternal, fetal and pediatric experts who’ve spent years innovating and treating your diagnosed fetal condition.

We treat fetal abnormalities every day

When doctors across the nation suspect a fetal anomaly, they refer their patients to our experts at the Colorado Fetal Care Center. Our team diagnoses, treats and sees higher volumes of these rare fetal conditions, resulting in unmatched expertise.

This means that here, the rare becomes common.

And with unparalleled capabilities, we offer virtually every fetal therapy available. From minimally invasive interventional methods to open fetal surgery, we consistently obtain the best outcomes for the rarest fetal conditions.

Constant communication with referring provider

We work in collaboration with your regular OB or maternal fetal doctor so that care during your pregnancy can stay close to home.

By sharing our findings, recommendations and updates with your local doctors, we keep everyone on the same page. This ensures comprehensive, quality treatment throughout your pregnancy, wherever you are. This partnership also helps to streamline your care and ease the transition back to your primary physician.

Would you like a second opinion?

If you have received a prenatal diagnosis, are considering treatment options or just want to feel more confident about your treatment plan, our fetal care experts are here to help.

Request a second opinion from our Colorado Fetal Care Center

Visit our fetal care center

Learn more about what to expect during your first visit to our fetal care center, and take a tour of our unique facility.

Maternal Fetal Care Program locations