Maternal Fetal Medicine

About 6 to 8 percent of all pregnancies are thought to be “high risk”. This means that a maternal or fetal condition is present that could affect the health or well being of the mother or the baby. The UTMB Maternal Fetal Medicine Division has the training and expertise to care for any of these “high risk" conditions.

Although many general obstetrician gynecologist have experience in caring for high risk patients, at times the unique skills of a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist or “Perinatologist” can be beneficial. Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists undergo three years of extra training after completion of their Ob/Gyn training. Perinatologist specialize in the care of women with complicated medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, thyroid disease, seizures and maternal cardiac disorders. They also receive training in ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. 

Maternal Fetal Medicine


UTMB has a staff of nationally and internationally recognized physicians in the field of high risk obstetrics. They are uniquely qualified to take care of the most complicated maternal or fetal conditions.

We are now offering more services and new locations for consultations, ultrasounds, amniocenteses and genetic counseling.

Our Galveston, Pearland, Pasadena and League City locations offer the following services:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine antepartum consultations
  • Preconception counseling
  • Basic and detailed fetal anatomy ultrasound
  • 3D ultrasound
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Genetics consultation*
  • Amniocentesis
  • First trimester aneuploidy screening

*Genetics consultation not available at the Pasadena location.

Our AIUM accredited ultrasound unit also offers routine basic anatomy ultrasounds and first trimester aneuploidy screening at our Conroe, Beaumont and Katy locations.

For your convenience, an appointment at any of our locations can be scheduled by calling 1-855-MFM-UTMB (1-855-636-8862).

For hospital to hospital transfers call 1-800-962-3648.

For any questions about referrals, do not hesitate to call us at 409-772-0596.


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