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While planning can reduce the likelihood of some complications, not all issues related to high-risk pregnancy are preventable.

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.

Penn Maternal-Fetal Medicine Diagnosis at Inspira

Inspira's partnership with the Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) team means that board-certified, fellowship trained physicians are available 24/7. A MFM specialist is an obstetrician who has received additional training (a fellowship) and can evaluate, diagnose and monitor high-risk pregnancies. These specialists are trained with advanced prenatal technologies and will collaborate with you and your provider to increase your chances for a successful pregnancy.

Penn MFM specialists are nationally recognized leaders in all aspects of high-risk pregnancy care, medical education and perinatal research. 

If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it’s important to understand the underlying health conditions that could contribute to a high-risk pregnancy. These include, but are not limited to:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Family history of genetic disorders and conditions
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Placental abnormalities
  • Pregnancies with multiples (twins, triplets or more)
  • History of preterm labor and delivery
    • History of pregnancy loss
    • History of birth defects

Our Approach to Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Whether you are an expecting mother looking for a routine obstetric ultrasound or a mom-to-be with special needs, such as a physical disability or pre-existing helath concerns, our specialists can help you achieve what you might have thought impossible.

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

  • Pre-pregnancy counseling for women at 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)
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Why Choose Inspira for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Care

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