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A Perinatologist is an obstetrician who specializes in care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Perinatologists are also called maternal-fetal specialists.
Specialized Obstetrical Training for Perinatology
A maternal-fetal medicine sub-specialist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has completed four years of Ob/Gyn training followed by two to three years of additional education and clinical experience to develop specialized skills to help both the mom and baby before and during an high-risk pregnancy.
Training includes both medical treatment and complex procedures for moms and babies, and therefore our specialists are high-risk pregnancy experts.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians are high-risk pregnancy experts. For moms-to-be with chronic health problems, we work with other specialists in an office or hospital setting to keep mom healthy as her body changes and her baby grows.
We also care for moms who face unexpected problems that develop during pregnancy, such as early labor, bleeding, or high blood pressure. We’re the go-to for moms who arrive in the hospital while they are pregnant for any reason, whether after an accident or at the onset of a kidney infection.
In other cases, it’s the baby who needs specialized care. If we discover birth defects or growth problems, we can start treatment before birth with the best possible care until they are ready to arrive in the world.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center maintains the only level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the County so should your baby need to visit our NICU, our team will be familiar with your baby’s specific needs.
Our overarching goal is to improve outcomes for moms and babies.
Our extra training enables us to conduct and interpret research on new approaches for pregnancy problems. Through educational courses, development of clinical protocols, and research, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is proud share our knowledge of optimal care for complicated pregnancies with others.
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