Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Saint Joseph Hospital offers sophisticated care for high-risk mothers and their unborn babies in a warm, relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Our experienced team focuses on comprehensive, safe and effective perinatal care, in communication and collaboration with your referring obstetric providers. The health and well-being of our new parents and growing families is our primary concern.
Our team specializes in high-risk obstetrics, also known as Maternal-Fetal Medicine or Perinatology. Typically, a mother-to-be will be referred to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Saint Joseph Hospital for consultations based on the specific circumstances of their pregnancy. We currently provide a comprehensive range of both outpatient and inpatient consultation services including care for maternal medical complications, fetal abnormalities or anomalies, ultrasound services, diagnostic procedures, genetic and preconception counseling and prenatal screening testing.
Patients are frequently referred to us during their pregnancy when complications develop, such as pre-term labor, poor fetal growth, fetal abnormality, or high blood pressure. We also offer diagnostic procedures such as chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, and others as needed if problems develop during your pregnancy. We will co-manage your pregnancy with your OB provider if a medical complication should develop such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease or if you have a previous pregnancy complication such as multiple miscarriages, preterm deliveries, or infertility.
Maternal Genetic Counseling
Preconception and prenatal counseling is available to help you understand your options, including whether to proceed with prenatal screening and testing. Maternal and paternal risk factors are assessed to determine if either parent could be a carrier of a genetic disorder. This includes a review of family history and factors such as ethnicity that can indicate risk for certain birth defects or diseases. In addition, counseling is available for patients who received abnormal results.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine also provides ongoing medical management for complicated pregnancies admitted to the Antepartum Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital.
To learn more and schedule an appointment, call 303-812-4443 today.