If your pregnancy is considered high-risk, we have Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists, who work with your primary obstetrician to provide comprehensive care for you and your baby.
We are the only hospital in the mid-Atlantic region to be a member of OTIS, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists. Even before pregnancy, women can come to us to find out the effect of potential exposure of medications on the fetus.
In very high-risk pregnancies, MFM physicians may provide ongoing pregnancy management.
High-Risk Obstetric Care in Washington, D.C.
At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we offer a full complement of services to high-risk pregnancy patients. We have specialists in every area, and no matter what doctor you need to see, all of our physicians are right here, under one roof. Our specialists are all part of the same department, ensuring smooth communication and quick scheduling.
High-Risk Obstetric Care: Services We Provide
At Georgetown, your Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist can provide:
- Preconception counseling and pregnancy consultations
- Routine and specialized obstetric ultrasound scans
- Prenatal diagnosis, including first trimester screening involving nuchal translucency screening. You may also receive more invasive prenatal testing, including amniocentesis or chronic villus sampling. Learn more by visiting the Prenatal Diagnostic and Ultrasound Center (PDUC).
- Fetal assessment (fetal heart monitoring, nonstress tests, biophysical profiles)
To meet with our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, you need a referral from your primary obstetrician.