Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Advanced prenatal care for high-risk pregnancy

Advanced Care for High-Risk Pregnancies

At Anna Jaques Hospital, we provide expectant parents with high quality, specialized prenatal care close to home.

We partner with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to bring a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to Newburyport three times a month. This specialist partners with obstetricians at Women’s Health Care to give you and your baby the highest level of care.

Our maternal fetal medicine doctor provides advanced services, such as:

  • Counseling for complex and high-risk conditions
  • First trimester screening
  • Genetic testing
  • Targeted level II ultrasound

By offering treatment locally, we hope to reduce the stress you would have by traveling for care. Our specialist is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. If you need more advanced services, we seamlessly connect you to the BIDMC academic medical center.

What Makes a Pregnancy High Risk?

These and many other factors can make a pregnancy high risk:

  • Age (under 17 or over 35 years)
  • Diabetes
  • Fetal problems
  • High blood pressure
  • History of fertility assistance
  • Multiple births
  • Overweight or underweight
  • Placenta previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Premature labor before the 37th week of pregnancy
  • Problems with previous pregnancies
  • Thyroid disease

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, please call.