There are many reasons why your pregnancy might be considered “high risk.” You could have an underlying health condition — like diabetes or high blood pressure. You could be over age 35, carrying multiple fetuses, or your baby may have health problems.
Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are experts at caring for women with all kinds of high-risk pregnancies. We work as a team with your obstetrician, as well as genetic counselors, to provide compassionate, comprehensive care.
We also perform routine screening tests — including 4D ultrasounds, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis (which tests amniotic fluid for fetal abnormalities) — for women without high-risk pregnancies. We understand that a high-risk pregnancy, and even routine prenatal testing, can be stressful. Our team is here for you every step of the way. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care, without leaving your local hospital.
Services We Offer
At EHPN Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we provide expert diagnosis of pregnancy issues and management of high-risk pregnancies. Our specialties include:
- Genetic testing: Our certified obstetric genetic counselors work with you to understand the results of your prenatal screenings and DNA testing.
- Ultrasound: The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center is certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. We perform about 10,000 ultrasounds every year — including vaginal ultrasounds, genetic ultrasounds and 4D ultrasounds. Our doctors are experts at reading and interpreting these scans to give you the most accurate results.
- Screening Fetal Echocardiography: Typically done in the second trimester, this exam allows us to see the structure and function of your child’s heart. This exam is typically recommended when there is a family history of heart disease, or if you are on certain medications or have underlying medical conditions like diabetes.
- Amniocentesis: During this procedure, we remove a small sample of amniotic fluid from the uterus to test it. This test can reveal if the fetus has a genetic or metabolic disorder.
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): We perform this test between the 10th and 12th weeks of pregnancy. During the procedure, we remove a small sample of tissue from the placenta. This test can reveal if the fetus has any chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disorders.
- Management of high-risk pregnancy: If you have an underlying health condition or develop diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy, we can help. Our maternal-fetal medicine experts understand the complex needs of managing high-risk pregnancies to keep both mom and baby safe.
Awards and Recognition
The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Englewood Hospital is certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
Additionally, our doctors are frequently recognized for their exceptional patient care. Recent awards include:
- 2020: Bergen Magazine, Top Doctors
- 2020–2016: Castle Connolly, Top Doctors New York Metro Area
- 2019–2013: New York Magazine, Best Doctors