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Specialized Care During Pregnancy

There are more than 3 million women who give birth every year, and more than 25 percent will be considered high risk.  This means the pregnancy must be followed more closely to prevent, detect or manage any obstetrical problems. 

The Rush-Copley Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center specializes in providing medical care to women who are considered high risk.  The center is equipped to diagnose and manage maternal and fetal complications that may happen during pregnancy.

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Services

Preconception Counseling
Prepare for a good, healthy start before pregnancy and examine potential problems in future pregnancies through general health and nutrition. This includes ultrasound and genetic testing, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villi sampling, etc.

Obstetrical Ultrasound
For the diagnosis of fetal growth and health.  Extensive studies are done to diagnose fetal structural growth abnormalities.

Diabetes Care
Management of diabetes and pregnancy; includes instruction on self care and nutritional counseling.

Genetics Counseling
Meet with a genetics physician to discuss risks of genetic issues due to an existing condition, family history or previous pregnancy.

Women Who May Be At Risk

  • Women over the age of 35.
  • Women who have medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension, heart, kidney or liver disease.
  • Pregnant mothers who are expecting multiple babies.
  • Moms who have experienced pre-term births.
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Surviving Multiples

Taught by a registered nurse who is also the mother of multiples, this class is especially designed for the family expecting twins or more! Topics include nutrition for a multiple pregnancy, minimizing the risk of complications, labor and delivery, breast and bottle feeding more than one baby and preparing your home for the arrival of the babies. Highly recommended to take early in the second trimester for a healthy pregnancy outcome.

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Your Care Team

A trained obstetrical team provides women with the special care needed during high-risk pregnancy.  The physicians are specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology and are board-certified sub-specialists in maternal fetal medicine.

Our staff of caring nurses have special training and experience in care of high-risk pregnant women, while RDMS-certified ultrasound technologists have numerous years of expertise.