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An early and accurate diagnosis of a mother or baby’s medical condition is critical in caring for a high-risk pregnancy. The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) team is comprised of internationally recognized experts working together to ensure the best possible outcomes for these situations. From preconception consultation and prenatal diagnosis, through delivery and follow-up care, the MFM team has expertise in all types of conditions affecting both mom and fetus. They work in collaboration with the patient’s primary OB throughout pregnancy and delivery, as well as other expert specialists in specific fields. They include fields such as cardiology, oncology, neonatology, anesthesiology, and before birth/pediatric surgery, to care for high-risk maternal medical conditions. When a pregnancy is high-risk due to complications with the baby, the MFM expert works closely with the team of specialists who will take care of the baby before and after birth. This may include surgery or therapy for the child while still in the womb.
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when:
Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists will be with you every step of the way, along with our concierge-oriented Colorado Fetal Care Center (CFCC) Nurse Coordinators. Other internationally recognized genetic, medical and surgical specialists on our CFCC team will participate in your care as well.
If a high-risk pregnancy is confirmed, your Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists will introduce you and your family to an interdisciplinary team of adult and pediatric specialists who will work with you to manage every aspect of the pregnancy, including and beyond delivery.
After delivery, you and your baby will have access to all of 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 NICUs 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.