High-Risk Obstetrics

Patients We Treat: High Risk

We offer individualized care and support for expectant mothers who are referred to us with high risk health conditions or obstetric complications, and for those whose pregnancy is complicated by a fetal structural, functional or genetic abnormality or a multiple gestation. Each member of our obstetrical team is board certified or board eligible in the specialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as OB/GYN. Our specialists work as a team to ensure the best outcome for mothers and babies, supported by clinical nurses and genetic counselors, all of whom are trained to manage high-risk pregnancies.

Many high-risk conditions affect both the mother and the baby. Our approach to patient care is multidisciplinary. We collaborate with pediatric specialists, neonatologists, and geneticists to evaluate and treat fetal complications and to expand the choice of services available to our patients. We also consult with specialists to evaluate and treat underlying maternal conditions such as chronic health problems, or those that develop during pregnancy: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and thyroid problems.

Our Facilities and Resources

Patients whose pregnancies are affected by fetal complications are referred to the Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics located in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY (NYP-MSCHONY) where teams of prenatal and postnatal specialists collaborate to provide the best care options for each patient, before and after birth. In addition to diagnosis and treatment, services include coordinating appointments with specialists and counseling.

Our experts use sophisticated 3D and 4D ultrasound imaging and the most current prenatal diagnostic tests to identify and treat problems related to fetal growth, development and genetics. Advanced ultrasound technology is also used to guide some procedures to treat babies in the womb. Our obstetrical specialists have the experience and expertise to manage complications of multiple pregnancies, from problems that may affect identical twins such as twin-twin transfusion syndrome and unequal placental sharing, to complications of fraternal twins and higher-order multiples such as malformations, differences in growth, or fetal well-being.

We enlist the expertise of many specialists who contribute to a personalized, coordinated management and delivery plan for each patient. For pregnancies complicated by a prior cesarean delivery, placenta previa, or accreta, we have an experienced team to evaluate risk and manage delivery in a safe environment. Close collaboration with NYP-MSCHONY ensures that both mother and baby have access to a full range of diagnostic and treatment options.

Our continuous involvement in research positions our physicians at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in high risk pregnancy management and treatments. Interested patients have the opportunity to participate in research studies focused on a variety of maternal and fetal conditions, which may help to improve the care and outcomes for high-risk pregnancies.

Convenient Locations for Prenatal Visits

Our obstetricians and gynecologists practice at several convenient locations throughout the New York metropolitan area: Midtown, Columbus Circle, at our Uptown CUMC location, making your prenatal and perinatal care convenient and accessible.