Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Weill Cornell Medical College enjoys international acclaim for the quality of comprehensive and innovative care our specialists provide for women and their fetuses during high risk pregnancies. The physicians within our division are all board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have subspecialty board certification in MFM. These doctors are academic leaders who bring to every patient the benefits of the most advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their impact on both mother and fetus.
Most women seek consultation or care from an MFM specialist because they are either considering becoming pregnant and may be at risk; or because they are already pregnant and have a medical history or condition and they require the expertise of specialists with experience in managing complicated pregnancies with the best possible outcomes.
Medical complications of pregnancy addressed by Weill Cornell’s MFM specialists include:
I. Heart disease
II. High blood pressure
III. Preeclampsia (toxemia
IV. Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
V. Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
VI. Infectious diseases
VII. Lupus in Pregnancy
MFM physicians also provide special care for otherwise healthy women, whose pregnancies are at increased risk due to other conditions, including:
I. Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test
II. Expected twins, triplets or more
III. Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
IV. Premature rupture of membranes
V. Recurrent pregnancy loss
VI. Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough)
Delivering outstanding medical care with compassion and concern for each patient is part of Weill Cornell's over 100-year tradition of excellence in academic medicine. If you or your unborn child has been diagnosed with a high-risk condition, consider a consultation with one of our MFM specialists who can provide the highest level of assessment and care throughout your pregnancy. We also work closely with the physicians in the Perinatal Center to help coordinate every aspect of care for you and your pregnancy.