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Early and accurate diagnosis of a mother or baby's medical condition is critical when caring for a high-risk pregnancy. The Maternal Fetal Medicine Program at the Colorado Fetal Care Center is comprised of internationally recognized maternal fetal care specialists working together to ensure the best possible outcomes for mom and baby.
From preconception consultation and prenatal diagnosis to delivery and follow-up care, the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program offers a variety of services. The Program's team also works in collaboration with primary obstetricians throughout pregnancy and delivery to streamline patient care.
In the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program, patients and providers alike have access to specialists in several fields, including:
Whenever a woman experiences a high-risk pregnancy, the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program is here to take care of the mother and baby before and after birth.
If a high-risk pregnancy or fetal condition is suspected, our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists will perform evaluations to reach a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is found, patients will be introduced to interdisciplinary specialists who manage every aspect of the pregnancy and after delivery.
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when:
Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists will be with you every step of the way, along with nurse coordinators from the Colorado Fetal Care Center. Internationally recognized genetic, medical and surgical specialists will participate in your care, as well.
After delivery, you and your baby will have access to the region's top medical specialists at University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado. If your baby needs intensive care after birth, he or she may be transferred to the Neonatology team and stay in one of our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at either University of Colorado Hospital or Children's Colorado. Babies with cardiac defects will be cared for by pediatric cardiologists, cardiac intensivists and pediatric cardiology nurses at the Heart Institute at Children's Colorado.
Our program also offers a number of services for mothers and families before, during and after birth. Our fetal experts can help with: