Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Comprehensive high-risk obstetrics

Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Winchester Hospital

If you have a preexisting health condition or develop a health condition during your pregnancy, you'll likely see a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist. Your MFM doctor — also known as a perinatologist — will collaborate with your obstetrician or midwife to carefully manage the health of you and your baby. Winchester Hospital MFM doctors regularly provide consults for women over age 35.

In some cases, you may see a MFM doctor just once during your pregnancy. In other cases — such as with a fetal growth problem — you’ll see your MFM doctor regularly until you deliver your baby.

Services We Offer

Working closely with your obstetrician, we provide a wide range of services for women with high-risk pregnancies, including:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Amniotic fluid reduction
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • Co-management for at-risk pregnancies
  • Consultations
  • Cordocentesis
  • First trimester screening
  • Genetic counseling
  • Ultrasounds, including in-depth level II ultrasounds
  • Other specialized imaging services

World-Class Care, Close to Home

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine program at Winchester Hospital is well-respected and long-standing. We're proud to offer these critical services in the community you work and live in. Our MFM providers practice the highest level of evidence-based medicine locally — with easy access to specialty support when needed.

We have close working relationships with MFM providers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston and Boston Children’s Hospital. If you require a higher level of pregnancy care than we can provide, we'll seamlessly coordinate specialized care with our BIDMC colleagues.

Conditions We Treat

Our expert maternal-fetal medicine team cares for women for the full range of high-risk conditions during pregnancy, including:
  • Abnormal placenta
  • Conception achieved through the use of reproductive technologies
  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure
  • Fetal anomalies and growth issues
  • Gestational diabetes
  • History of pregnancy loss and preterm labor
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Multiple gestation (twins or triplets or more)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preexisting diabetes Type 1 or Type 2
  • Reproductive cancer
  • Thyroid disease