Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High-Risk Pregnancy)

Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging time for mothers-to-be and their families. While careful planning and preparation can help to reduce the likelihood of certain complications, some issues related to high-risk pregnancies are unexpected or unpreventable. But with the skilled intervention of a trained maternal-fetal medicine specialist, also known as a perinatologist, women with complications before, during or after pregnancy can experience better outcomes. 


If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it’s important to understand the risk factors and complications associated with high-risk pregnancies. These include, but are not limited to:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Infectious diseases
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Genetic disorders and diseases in the mother or other family members
  • Later or early pregnancy problems
  • Placental problems
  • Pregnancies with multiples (twins, triplets or more)
  • History of preterm labor and delivery
  • History of pregnancy loss
  • History of birth defects

From preconception counseling to advanced diagnostic screening, Inspira offers a full range of maternal-fetal medicine services, including:

  • Pre-pregnancy counseling for women at a high-risk for medical or genetic complications
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Obstetrical ultrasounds for high- and low-risk pregnancies
  • Antenatal testing (non-stress testing, biophysical profiles and amniotic fluid volume assessment)
  • Procedures that diagnose potential genetic conditions (first trimester testing, amniocentesis, chronic villus sampling (CVS) and umbilical cord sampling)

If you are a mother-to-be with specific needs, such as a physical disability or pre-existing health concerns including diabetes, cardiac issues or cancer, our specialists can help you achieve what you might have thought impossible.


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Why Choose Inspira?

Advanced Prenatal Technology

We combine cutting-edge neonatal medical technology with a human touch, allowing us to provide excellent care to both mother and baby. Whether your risk occurs during pregnancy or after delivery, our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to care for you, regardless of what your special needs may be. Our staff of board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians are well-versed in the latest maternal-fetal medicine techniques, and are equipped with advanced prenatal technologies that can increase your chances for a successful pregnancy.

Dedicated Emotional Support

Inspira’s maternal-fetal medicine specialists are more than medical professionals, they’re sources of support for you and your loved ones. All of our staff, from our lactation consultants to our nurses and obstetricians, are specially trained to manage what for many can be a stressful time. We empower patients with knowledge about their high-risk pregnancies and provide them with dedicated emotional support throughout their pregnancy. We are always there to answer tough questions and walk you through the process.

Patient-Centric, Family-Focused Care

Our experienced staff of maternal-fetal medicine specialists work side-by-side with obstetricians, specially trained nurses and nurse practitioners to offer comprehensive care for high-risk mothers and their babies. Your obstetric team will be by your side from the moment you enter the delivery room until you’re ready to go home with your newborn. Healthy families start with healthy mothers, which is why we take a holistic family-friendly approach to maternal-fetal medicine. 

Pediatric Partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Inspira's partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children provides patients with the expertise of renowned specialists ranked among the best in specialty care by U.S. News & World Report. Throughout your pregnancy, Nemours neonatologists are available in-house to collaborate with your Inspira maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Together, these specialists plan for the arrival of high-risk babies before delivery.