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Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is a team of experienced, highly trained specialists that provide the highest level of care for complicated pregnancies.

MFM physicians are high-risk pregnancy experts with an additional two to three years of education and training who take care of pregnant women with chronic health problems and unexpected medical complications that may develop during pregnancy such as high blood pressure, diabetes or early labor. We offer the technology, knowledge and compassion to handle pregnancy complications and keep you healthy.

If you are at greater risk of having a pregnancy complication – or you’re already experiencing a problem during pregnancy – count on our MFM team to support you every step of the way. Our goal is to help you have a safe, healthy and successful pregnancy.

We work with your obstetrics providers and are available to assist with your care before, during and after labor and delivery. 

Our MFM providers work side by side with obstetricians and midwives to provide the best care possible to all patients. MFM physicians also teach obstetrics and gynecology residents and do valuable clinical research that has helped shape LVHN’s obstetrics programs.

High-risk pregnancy specialists manage pregnancy complications

LVHN’s group of high-risk pregnancy specialists is one of the largest in Pennsylvania. We are a leader in managing pregnancy care complications. Some of the potential complications in moms-to-be and babies that we take care of are:

LVHN maternal fetal medicine providers support moms-to-be

Our group of high-risk pregnancy specialists is one of the largest in Pennsylvania. A team with extra training and experience supports them:

  • Perinatal nurse practitioners and nurses, who support women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period
  • Genetic counselors, who specialize in prenatal diagnosis and offer testing to help you understand how or if a disease that runs in your family might affect your child
  • Sonographers, who are highly trained healthcare technicians with specific training in performing pregnancy ultrasound and other important testing such as fetal echocardiography

MFM providers work together with other specialists to treat pregnancy concerns

MFM providers work closely with other specialists to address the issues or needs that make a pregnancy high risk. These include:

Noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT) available

Your provider – with the help of genetic counselors – will carefully watch for potential problems or complications. Depending on your needs, we offer comprehensive testing during pregnancy to monitor the health of you and your baby.