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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.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Diagnosis at Inspira

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
  • 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

Our Approach to Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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.

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)
Prenatal exam Doctor with patient Vineland

Why Choose Inspira for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Care

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