Maternal Fetal Medicine Overview

Although many pregnancies are considered normal and only need standard prenatal care from an OB-GYN provider, there are certain circumstances that may require you or your baby to have additional testing, monitoring and treatment. Hattiesburg Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine has the expertise and services to help manage these high-risk pregnancies.

Maternal Fetal Medicine providers offer specialized care to pregnant women and their babies. The specialists receive years of special training in the assessment and management of high-risk pregnancies.  This additional training allows the providers to care for women with issues deemed to be high risk to the mother or child; including, but not limited to:

  • Heart or kidney disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Multiple-birth pregnancy
  • Seizure disorders
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Repetitive pregnancy loss
  • Suspected abnormal fetal growth

In some cases, a pregnancy may be considered high risk if the mother has a family history of the following diseases:

  • Cardiac disease
  • Renal disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Cystic fibrosis

Our Maternal Fetal Medicine physician is experienced in a wide variety of complex high risk maternal fetal conditions and will partner with you to improve care for mom and baby/babies. By working with the patient’s OB-GYN provider, the specialist can help co-manage the high-risk pregnancy to ensure that the patient is closely monitored.