Maternal Fetal Medicine/High-Risk Pregnancy
Mount Sinai's Maternal Fetal Medicine team includes multiple sub-specialists who are experts in high-risk pregnancies and maternal fetal medicine. We work with you to develop an appropriate and comprehensive plan of to manage your condition. We also offer genetic counseling and testing. Our team treats expectant mothers who have previously had or are at risk for a complicated pregnancy, whether due to genetic conditions, obstetric complications, or a fetal complication.
We can provide your entire obstetric care at our office, perform a one-time consultation, or provide ongoing co-management of your health care. We also specialize in treating pregnant women with preexisting diabetes or gestational diabetes and we have a dedicated diabetes nurse educator and nutritionist to help us meet your needs.
While many babies can be treated with medication, we use innovative technology to provide lifesaving treatment through the womb. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic services, our highly trained maternal fetal medicine specialists work with geneticists, neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric surgeons, gynecologists, and other specialist doctors to guide you through pregnancy and deliver your baby in a safe and supportive environment. We use state-of-the art 3-D and 4-D ultrasound, which is used to diagnose fetal anomalies and to evaluate fetal growth and well-being. We also offer sonogram-guided procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and cordocentesis as well as genetic counseling and screening.
Our prenatal genetic counseling program provides comprehensive clinical and laboratory services, such as chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis to find any chromosomal abnormalities. We offer a comprehensive carrier screening panel that includes 28 genetic disorders. In the event of a genetic defect, we 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, a new alliance in fetal medicine between Mount Sinai and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides access to top experts across a range of disciplines in the Mount Sinai CHOP Center for Fetal Medicine. Learn more
Services for High-Risk Pregnancies
We offer an array of services for women who are high-risk. These services include:
- A premier center for multiple gestations
- Obstetric ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided treatment, including intrauterine transfusion, shunt placement, selective termination, and radiofrequency ablation
- Diagnostic procedures, such as amniocentesis and percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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.