Maternal Fetal Medicine/High-Risk Pregnancy
Mount Sinai's Maternal Fetal Medicine team assists expectant mothers with a history of complicated pregnancy or who have special concerns, such as multiple births, diabetes, high blood pressure, and premature labor.
Through our state-of-the-art diagnostic services and treatments, including 3-D and 4-D ultrasound, our board-certified specialists in maternal-fetal medicine work in concert with geneticists, neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric surgeons, and other physicians to help you carry and deliver a healthy baby in a safe and supportive environment.
Our expertise in prenatal ultrasound as well as our advanced ultrasound-guided procedures enable us to search for genetic, growth, and structural differences in the fetus. While many babies can be treated with medication, Mount Sinai can provide treatment through the womb, which can be lifesaving for both you and your child.
Mount Sinai can also helping HIV-infected pregnant women realize their goal of delivering a healthy baby.
Our prenatal genetic counseling program provides comprehensive clinical and laboratory services, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis, to detect chromosomal abnormalities. In the event of a genetic defect, we provide you with comprehensive genetic counseling to help you make informed health care decisions regarding your baby.
We employ frequent surveillance of fetal growth, cervical change, and preterm labor when managing multiple births. We are highly experienced in managing complicated multiple gestations. Additionally, when needed, Mount Sinai physicians have renowned expertise in multi-fetal reduction and selective termination procedures.
Neonatal ICU Available for Emergencies
If you experience a premature birth or your baby has special needs, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Mount Sinai Hospital offers a 46-bed regional perinatal center that cares for infants that require extra attention. The unit has more than 100 full-time nurses who specialize in newborn care, as well as social workers, lactation consultants, rehabilitation specialists, respiratory therapists, child life therapists, and music therapists, to provide your infant with the most advanced care possible. We work closely with pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists in a host of areas to provide seamless care for your newborn.
We Can Help
To learn how Mount Sinai can assist you with your high-risk pregnancy, please call Mount Sinai's Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine at 212-241-6551 to schedule an appointment. Our Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of New York City. Our team takes care of high risk pregnancies from preconception care through delivery. We can also work with referring doctors to take care of high risk consultations and ultrasounds and allow patients to continue with their own obstetrician.
For expectant parents facing a prenatal diagnosis of a birth defect, a new alliance in pediatrics between Mount Sinai and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides access to top experts across a range of disciplines in CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment. Learn more about this new Fetal Medicine Program and how it expands services available to your baby, from before birth to delivery and postnatal care.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Dr. Joanne Stone talks about Mount Sinai's outstanding high-risk obstetrics service.
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