For many women, the experience of conceiving or carrying a baby may be stressful and emotionally-challenging. They may experience pregnancy complications, or be at risk for pre-term birth (delivering more than three weeks before the due date). They may have a history of miscarriage, be dealing with a chronic disease or have a genetic condition that has made their dream of being a mother more difficult. Fortunately, for a majority of these women, they can find reassurance when cared for by a Geisinger maternal-fetal medicine specialist who comprehensively cares for the mother and her unborn child.
At Geisinger, our team of fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine specialists works collaboratively with genetic counselors, advanced practitioners, a nursing support team and your pregnancy care provider to ensure expecting moms and their babies are receiving excellent care. With their training, diagnostic techniques and treatment options, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are available around the clock to provide care and assist in high-risk deliveries. To find a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, click here.
In the event your baby needs specialized care before going home, they may require a stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for evaluation and monitoring, or they may need special treatment for a medical condition. Geisinger's perinatal pediatrics specialists, including cardiologists and surgeons, are board-certified and fellowship-trained to provide care after you deliver.
Learn more about the chronic diseases that are treated by Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists at Geisinger:
Geisinger treats a variety of genetic conditions. Watch to learn more:
Geisinger's Center for Prenatal Pediatrics coordinates care among a team of highly-trained subspecialists. Learn more: