Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians specialize in high-risk pregnancy care, treating women with obstetric, medical, surgical and genetic conditions that may affect pregnancy. Women at risk for complications due to multiple births; pre-term labor; or the potential for birth defects due to family history, advanced maternal age, pre-existing conditions or medical history are often referred to one of our Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians, who provide medical care and close monitoring from the preconception period, throughout pregnancy and into the postpartum period. They are key members of a team of specialists including OB/GYN physicians, nurses, and nurse midwives, who work together to ensure a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. Monitoring and ultrasound are performed in a comfortable setting located in the main Hospital using the most advanced technology available.
- Advanced fetal imaging
- Fetal echocardiography
- Management of medical complication (diabetes, hypertension, etc.)
- Management of obstetrical complication (preterm birth, multiple gestations, recurrent pregnancy loss, etc.)
- Preconception care
- Genetic testing
- Diagnostic procedures (CVS and genetic amniocentesis)
The MFM physicians work with specialists at White Plains Hospital including Magnet® status nurses, who ensure excellence in the delivery of in-patient care. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the highest level available to a community hospital, provides advanced care for newborns needing specialized medical attention. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred its gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the White Plains Hospital NICU.