Maternal Fetal Medicine - High-Risk Pregnancy
Mount Sinai's Maternal Fetal Medicine team includes specialists who are experts in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. Our team is committed to providing the best possible care to our patients. We care for pregnancies with complicated maternal medical conditions, fetal anomalies, and other pregnancy-related complications or high-risk situations. We take a team approach to the care of our patients, often working with our neonatal colleagues, genetic counselors, internal medicine specialists, and pediatric subspecialists to provide you with a plan of care to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
We can provide your entire obstetric care at our office, perform a one-time consultation, or provide ongoing co-management with your own obstetrician. Whether you need a basic ultrasound to assess your baby’s anatomy, have a multiple gestation, or a medical condition like diabetes or hypertension, we are here to respond to all of your needs.
Our maternal fetal medicine specialists are uniquely trained in fetal diagnostic procedures, including state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasounds, chorionic villus sampling, and amniocentesis. We are experts in specialized procedures such as fetal blood sampling, intrauterine transfusion, and in-utero shunt placement to treat certain fetal conditions. We also have special expertise in caring for multiple gestations, including performing multifetal pregnancy reduction, selective termination, and radiofrequency ablation for complicated multiple gestations.
Our prenatal genetic counseling program provides comprehensive clinical and laboratory services to find any chromosomal abnormalities. We offer a comprehensive carrier screening panel that includes 281 genetic disorders.
If we find a genetic defect, we will provide you with comprehensive genetic counseling to help you make informed health care decisions prior to and/or during your pregnancy.
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Our team takes care of high-risk pregnancies before pregnancy begins through the early days following birth. We can also work with referring doctors to provide consultations and ultrasounds, allowing patients to continue with their own obstetrician.
For expectant parents facing a prenatal diagnosis of a birth defect, Mount Sinai provides access to top experts across a range of disciplines with the Fetal Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Center.
Services for High-Risk Pregnancies
We offer an array of services for women who are high-risk. These services include:
- Care for maternal medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, lupus, and cardiac disease
- Diagnostic procedures, such as amniocentesis and percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling
- Obstetric ultrasound
- A premier center for multiple gestations
- Ultrasound-guided treatment, including intrauterine transfusion, shunt placement, selective termination, and radiofrequency ablation
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The 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 due to premature birth or special needs. With more than 100 full-time nurses on staff who specialize in newborn care, our unit features social workers, lactation consultants, rehabilitation specialists, respiratory therapists, child life therapists, and music therapists, to provide your infant with the most advanced care possible. In addition, we work closely with pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists in a host of areas to provide seamless care for your newborn.