MFM Patient Care

Care Team

Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists provide care on all aspects of high risk pregnancies including education, quality and safety, reproductive infectious diseases, substance abuse in pregnancy. Our nationally-recognized team of cardiologists, radiologists, neonatologists, surgeons, and social workers work as an integrated team to provide patients with leading-edge high-risk pregnancy care, using the latest and most advanced treatment approaches. Our team meets regularly to discuss each patient's treatment plan, and routinely consults with other medical experts within and outside our program.

A team on the leading edge

As part of an academic health center, our doctors are at the forefront of the field and don't just meet the standard of care, they set the standard. They read—and write—the newest literature and train the next generation of physicians, so they have the most up-to-date knowledge. Many of our physicians serve on the boards that certify maternal-fetal medicine specialists. The result is that you will receive the highest level of medical care. All of our physicians and genetic counselors are board certified.

A full range of treatment options

We offer reproductive genetics consultation by certified genetic counselors who specialize in the field and board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists. Our experts are highly experienced in both high-risk pregnancies and clinical genetics. We help patients understand the options for testing and screening, interpret the results and prepare a care plan that makes the most sense for each individual. We use the most advanced fetal ultrasound capabilities to screen for genetic markers and the latest testing methods available including the newer non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) that isolates fetal genetic material from the mother’s blood.

Genetic screening and expert consultation provide the opportunity to process information and consider all of the options. It may also be the opportunity to prepare for the specific needs of the new baby.

Our Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center offers complete maternal and fetal care for pregnancies with a known or possible fetal health problem. Our goal is to give patients as many details as possible about pregnancy and treatment options. We create a custom team of caring experts based on each patient’s unique needs. We see many different pregnancy complications at the FDTC and have multiple specialists who are part of our care teams. Depending on the need, care team membership may change or grow over time.

We help plan the right care during pregnancy and for the baby after delivery. Our hospital includes a Level IV NICU, offering the highest level of care available. Care at the FDTC may range from a one-time visit to complete prenatal care and delivery.

Our Perinatal Assessment Center is dedicated to testing, screening and ongoing treatment for women experiencing a pregnancy-related condition or high-risk pregnancy. Focusing on issues from the common to the complex, our emphasis is the unique needs of pregnant women.

Personalized, expert pregnancy care

A complicated pregnancy can impact many areas of a patient's life. Our compassionate, caring approach means our staff takes the time to listen to your concerns, and fully explain your condition and treatment options. Our physicians regularly collaborate with other sub-specialists, such as cardiologists, radiologists, neonatologists, social workers, and more, to discuss patient care and treatments. Your care team is assembled for you specifically, based on your specific diagnosis and care plan, so you've got a team of experts and caregivers that surround you.

We bring the experts to you

Patients and their families now have convenient access to a growing network of pregnancy care experts at locations throughout central Minnesota.