Obstetrical Testing Unit

612-873-2229, or 612-873-BABY
childbirtheducation@hcmed.org

Location: Orange building, 4th floor
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
Phone: 612-873-5006
By referral and appointment only.
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Since 1984, HCMC’s Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine has been providing high-risk pregnancy care for women in the five-state region. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services and medical care for a full range of fetal abnormalities, maternal health concerns and complications of pregnancy.

Patients must be referred by their obstetrician or primary care provider.

We collaborate with the HCMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This leads to excellent care for high-risk obstetric patients and premature or sick newborns.

Our Staff

Our staff members include board-certified maternal-fetal obstetricians, obstetrical nurses, genetic counselors and specially trained ultrasound sonographers.

Our Medical Staff

Our doctors are obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine

We also work closely with a network of medical specialists, including neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, surgeons and others.

Our Patients

We can help to manage or reduce possible complications for women who:

  • are 35 years or older at the time of delivery
  • have a disease such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma or lupus
  • are carrying a baby with medical or physical abnormalities
  • have suffered a previous pregnancy loss
  • are at risk of delivering prematurely
  • have been exposed to environmental toxins or potentially harmful medicines during pregnancy
  • have a family history of genetic disease
  • have a multiple pregnancy
  • have a drug addiction
  • have experienced problems with previous pregnancies.

Advanced Services

Services include:

  • American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) certification in obstetric ultrasound
  • Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) program credentialing for sonographers and physicians
  • consultation before pregnancy for women who have experienced a previous high-risk pregnancy or have an existing condition that may put them at risk for a complicated pregnancy
  • consultation, monitoring and treatment of the mother's medical conditions or pregnancy complications
  • detailed ultrasound
  • advanced imaging technology, including three-dimensional (3D/4D) ultrasound
  • other antepartum tests to determine fetal well-being, such as non-stress tests and biophysical profiles
  • genetic testing and counseling, including 1st trimester screening
  • referral to obstetrical home health care programs for women who have diabetes, hypertension and hyperemesis

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