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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

“Our MFM doctors are always available”

As an expectant mother, you can expect Woman’s to provide a comprehensive program of perinatal care with the highest level of expertise and a quality environment to care for both you and your baby.

Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists work with your obstetrician to offer care for all types of medical conditions, including:

  • Premature labor
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Maternal diabetes
  • Maternal hypertension

Our Facility

Woman's is a Level III Regional Referral Facility for obstetrical and neonatal care. This is the highest care designation a hospital can receive. One of our maternal-fetal medicine physicians is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Team

The expert staff includes doctors with specialized training and experience in the care of high-risk mothers and their babies including:

  • The only board-certified geneticist in Baton Rouge
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified sonographers (experts trained to perform ultrasound testing)
  • Support personnel—all dedicated to the highest standards of care

Our high risk specialists offer services for pregnancies with complications such as:

Our Services

Multiple diagnostic tests are available through our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center as well as educational materials regarding various conditions. Services also include counseling for conditions such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, sickle cell anemia, and other genetic conditions. 

Woman’s also offers specialty services including:

  • Amniocentesis
  • High-resolution ultrasound with color Doppler capabilities

Other diagnostic procedures performed include:

  • Ultrasounds
  • Ultrasound with cord Doppler
  • Non-stress tests and biophysical profiles

Support services available for high-risk patients include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical therapy
  • Social services
  • Genetic counseling

You may also need our therapy services to assist in managing the discomforts of pregnancy as well as advice regarding physician-recommended bed rest. Also, high-risk mothers and babies throughout the southeast region can be transported to Woman’s.