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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 4F
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Mass General Waltham
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
104 Endicott Street, Suite 304
Danvers, MA 01923
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The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program (MFM) at Massachusetts General Hospital provides obstetric subspecialty care to families with complicated or high-risk pregnancies. Complications in pregnancy can arise for many reasons, including:
- Maternal conditions such as hypertension, diabetes or heart disease
- Development of obstetric conditions such as preterm labor, placenta previa or preeclampsia
- Complications for the fetus such as a birth defect
Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine providers offer comprehensive obstetric care and can also work in consultation with the patient’s primary obstetric provider to assist in management of specific issues. Our work with other specialists across Mass General to provide interdisciplinary care and expertise is central to our approach. This allows us to provide comprehensive care to women and their families before, during and after pregnancy.
Conditions We Treat
Our subspecialist maternal-fetal physicians have in-depth expertise in all areas of high-risk obstetrics, as well as the skills and experience to treat critically ill women and perform the most complex prenatal and childbirth-related procedures.
We care for women with all kinds of pregnancy complications. Some of the more common conditions we treat are:
- Cardiac Disease
- Substance use disorder
- Presence of multiple fetuses
- Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
- Thyroid illnesses
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cervical insufficiency
- Preterm labor
- Infectious diseases
- A fetus with a known birth defect
- Placenta accreta or percreta
Our maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists provide comprehensive or consultative specialty care to families with complicated or “high-risk” pregnancies, whether due to the mother’s medical history, a complication arising in pregnancy, or a fetal complication.
The research of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division addresses a broad range of clinical and translational topics affecting the care of pregnant women.
Our Care Team
We are committed to providing the highest quality high-risk obstetrical care in a patient-centered environment, while contributing to the academic field through research and teaching.
- Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Director, Deborah Kelly Center for Clinical Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Obstetrical Director, Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Group
- Vice Chair, Obstetrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Charles & Robert Montraville Green Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
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