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High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions We Treat at the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Our MFM experts work with you and your health care team to manage any current health conditions you may have.

But pregnancy also puts a strain on all parts of your body. This can affect your own health and how your baby grows.

MFM doctors will also coordinate care for your unborn baby if they suspect any health problems, including:

  • Your baby isn't growing well (fetal growth restriction).
  • You're carrying more than one baby.
  • Your baby has a birth defect.
  • Your baby is born preterm.

Pregnancy-Related Conditions

We care for these conditions that might arise during your pregnancy:

  • Gestational diabetes: Diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and goes away after giving birth.
  • Cervical insufficiency: Occurs when a cervix dilates too early. This may cause miscarriage in your 2nd or 3rd trimester or premature delivery.
  • Placenta Accreta: A pregnancy condition that occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall.
  • Placenta Previa: A pregnancy condition where the placenta stays in the lower part of your uterus throughout your pregnancy.
  • Preeclampsia: High blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Existing Health Conditions

We also help moms-to-be who have the following existing conditions:

  • Heart disorders: such as coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, and heart rhythm disorders.
  • Lung problems: such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, and lung disease.
  • Obesity.
  • Endocrine and hormone disorders: such as diabetes and thyroid disease.
  • Digestive disorders: such as IBD, severe nausea and vomiting, and gallbladder or liver disease.
  • Blood disorders: such as anemia, sickle cell disease, and blood clotting diseases.
  • Cancer.
  • Kidney diseases.
  • Immune diseases or infections: such as HIV, hepatitis, and autoimmune diseases.
  • Bone, cartilage, or skin disorders.
  • Emergencies that require surgery.

Contact the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at UPMC-Magee Womens Hospital

To make an appointment with a maternal fetal medicine expert, call 412-641-6361.