Memorial Hospital Central's Maternal Fetal Center helps mothers with high-risk pregnancies. Several types of services are available during the course of a woman's pregnancy, including diagnostic ultrasound, genetic counseling, genetic amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and prematurity prevention counseling. Memorial's Prematurity Prevention Program offers any expectant mother referred to the program the opportunity to become aware of the reasons for, and methods to possibly prevent, preterm delivery.
What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?
A Maternal-Fetal medicine specialist is an OB/Gyn who has advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on both the mother and fetus.
What is Genetic Counseling?
The purpose of genetic counseling is to help individuals identify and understand genetic conditions they may pass to their children and to determine specific risks that may influence the pregnancy and the health of the baby. Genetic counselors are professionals in the area of genetics and psychology that help individuals understand the options available for people at risk of genetic conditions.
Who may benefit from Genetic Counseling?
What does a genetic counseling appointment include?
For more information, call our Maternal/Fetal Medicine Department at (719) 365-5960.