Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist: Overview

A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has completed 2-3 years of additional formal education and clinical experience within an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) approved Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and is eligible for or certified by ABOG as having a special competence in: 1) the diagnosis and treatment of women with complications of pregnancy; 2) pre-existing medical conditions which may be impacted by pregnancy; and 3) medical conditions which impact the pregnancy itself. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists have the specific training and experience needed to perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures during pregnancy that can involve the fetus and/or mother - e.g. targeted ultrasound, fetal intravascular transfusions. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist requires advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, genetic, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on both the mother and fetus.

Last updated by dswords on January 21, 2013