High-Risk Pregnancy Care
(Maternal-Fetal Medicine)

Get to know more about our maternal-fetal medicine miracle workers.

Jackson Health System is Miami’s specialist in high-risk maternity care, which is available throughout our system, at our doctors’ offices, outpatient centers, and hospitals.

Delivering World-Class Care To Patients

Pregnancy is nothing short of a miracle. But, sometimes, you or your baby might require extra care.

In these cases, your doctor may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. These specialized physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating medical conditions that could put the health of a patient or her child at risk.

The UHealth Jackson Maternal-Fetal Medicine team helps thousands of women each year by providing comprehensive services before, during, and after pregnancy. Led by the academic research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, our team of board-certified obstetricians can help manage even the most complex cases.

Delivering World-Class Care To Patients

Pregnancy is nothing short of a miracle. But, sometimes, you or your baby might require extra care.

In these cases, your doctor may refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. These specialized physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating medical conditions that could put the health of a patient or her child at risk.

The UHealth Jackson Maternal-Fetal Medicine team helps thousands of women each year by providing comprehensive services before, during, and after pregnancy. Led by the academic research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, our team of board-certified obstetricians can help manage even the most complex cases.

Physicians: Our team will work with you throughout the entire process, so you can refer with confidence.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

On their first visit, new patients can expect to receive evaluations, tests, and consultations based on their individual needs. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or face challenges at any time throughout pregnancy, you can trust in the experts at UHealth Jackson Maternal-Fetal Medicine to keep you and your baby healthy and safe.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

On their first visit, new patients can expect to receive evaluations, tests, and consultations based on their individual needs. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or face challenges at any time throughout pregnancy, you can trust in the experts at UHealth Jackson Maternal-Fetal Medicine to keep you and your baby healthy and safe.


Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Services

We offer consultation services to determine the right course of treatment for your unique needs. Our specialists are available for you every step of the way, using advanced technology and years of experience to help give you the best chances for a smooth, healthy delivery.

Jackson Health System is staffed with experts in prenatal diagnosis and the treatment of complex fetal conditions. Most often, fetal care is indicated because the fetus’ life is at risk. Generally, the earlier the prenatal diagnosis, the better the survival rate and outcome.

What helps Jackson excel in this is our network of care: all our pediatric specialists have the ability to collaborate with our obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy teams when a prenatal fetal diagnosis is made.

We specialize in a wide range of services, including:

  • High-resolution ultrasound: Checks on aspects of the baby’s well-being, growth, and development
  • Chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis: Tests to evaluate the genetic makeup of the baby
  • Nuchal translucency testing: Identifies risks for chromosome and anatomic abnormalities
  • Doppler studies: Evaluates the baby’s blood flow
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling/cordocentesis: Uses umbilical cord blood to test for chromosome abnormalities or blood disorders
  • Non-invasive genetic screening, including: Biochemical screening and cell-free fetal DNA testing (NIPT), which screens a sample of the mother’s blood for possible genetic conditions in the child
  • Genetic testing for inherited conditions
  • Pre-conception and pregnancy counseling regarding any medical condition affecting the patient

In addition, our team of specialists provides state-of-the-art clinical management in high-risk obstetrics, including cases of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes in pregnancy.

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Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Services

We offer consultation services to determine the right course of treatment for your unique needs. Our specialists are available for you every step of the way, using advanced technology and years of experience to help give you the best chances for a smooth, healthy delivery.

Jackson Health System is staffed with experts in prenatal diagnosis and the treatment of complex fetal conditions. Most often, fetal care is indicated because the fetus’ life is at risk. Generally, the earlier the prenatal diagnosis, the better the survival rate and outcome.

What helps Jackson excel in this is our network of care: all our pediatric specialists have the ability to collaborate with our obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy teams when a prenatal fetal diagnosis is made.

We specialize in a wide range of services, including:

  • High-resolution ultrasound: Checks on aspects of the baby’s well-being, growth, and development
  • Chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis: Tests to evaluate the genetic makeup of the baby
  • Nuchal translucency testing: Identifies risks for chromosome and anatomic abnormalities
  • Doppler studies: Evaluates the baby’s blood flow
  • Percutaneous umbilical cord sampling/cordocentesis: Uses umbilical cord blood to test for chromosome abnormalities or blood disorders
  • Non-invasive genetic screening, including: Biochemical screening and cell-free fetal DNA testing (NIPT), which screens a sample of the mother’s blood for possible genetic conditions in the child
  • Genetic testing for inherited conditions
  • Pre-conception and pregnancy counseling regarding any medical condition affecting the patient

In addition, our team of specialists provides state-of-the-art clinical management in high-risk obstetrics, including cases of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes in pregnancy.

Who Needs High-Risk Pregnancy Care?

If you already have an obstetrician, she or he may have already let you know that your pregnancy could be “high-risk.” Women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk may include those who are older than age 35, have diabetes, have a history of preterm labor or miscarriage, or those who are carrying twins or multiples.

For women whose pregnancies require hospitalization prior to delivery, such as those with high-risk pregnancies or facing high-risk deliveries, The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial offers beautiful suites in the dedicated High-Rsk Antepartum Unit.

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Who Needs High-Risk Pregnancy Care?

If you already have an obstetrician, she or he may have already let you know that your pregnancy could be “high-risk.” Women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk may include those who are older than age 35, have diabetes, have a history of preterm labor or miscarriage, or those who are carrying twins or multiples.

For women whose pregnancies require hospitalization prior to delivery, such as those with high-risk pregnancies or facing high-risk deliveries, The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial offers beautiful suites in the dedicated High-Rsk Antepartum Unit.

For Patients Considering Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Section (VBAC)

Jackson Health System fully supports VBAC deliveries. If you have a history of Cesarean delivery, it may be possible to experience natural childbirth with your next baby.

Find out who is generally a candidate for a VBAC procedure and what to expect. Each Jackson maternity program supports VBAC as a safe choice in accordance with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ practice guidelines.

We offer assistance with VBAC deliveries and advanced fetal therapy such as fetal blood transfusions.

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For Patients Considering Vaginal Birth After Previous Cesarean Section (VBAC)

Jackson Health System fully supports VBAC deliveries. If you have a history of Cesarean delivery, it may be possible to experience natural childbirth with your next baby.

Find out who is generally a candidate for a VBAC procedure and what to expect. Each Jackson maternity program supports VBAC as a safe choice in accordance with American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ practice guidelines.

We offer assistance with VBAC deliveries and advanced fetal therapy such as fetal blood transfusions.

Meet our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

Our physicians, who are board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine, as well as obstetrics and gynecology, help thousands of women every year as they plan for and manage high-risk pregnancies.