Caring for Mother and Baby

Catholic Health offers the latest and most advanced treatments in maternal-fetal medicine. We help women manage their health prior to, during and shortly after an un-routine pregnancy. Our specialists provide comprehensive and compassionate care for mothers and babies with health concerns.

Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists include:

  • Board-certified perinatologists—also called maternal-fetal medicine physician specialists
  • Certified genetic counselors
  • Specialty nurses in diabetes, hypertension and fetal monitoring—each specialist provides comprehensive and compassionate care for both mother and baby

Frequently Asked Questions

You may be referred to a Catholic Health maternal-fetal specialist if you are pregnant and you:

  • Are 35 years old or older
  • Are carrying two or more babies
  • Have a family history of genetic or hereditary concerns
  • Have a pregnancy that is not progressing as expected
  • Have an autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
  • Have cervical insufficiency
  • Have diabetes or develop it during pregnancy
  • Have had previous miscarriages, pregnancy complications or preterm delivery
  • Have medical conditions such as high blood pressure or heart or kidney disease
  • Have suspected congenital disabilities or fetal growth problems in your baby

Catholic Health's maternal-fetal specialists use the latest, most advanced diagnostic services, including:

  • Fetal diagnostic procedures
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Fetal neurosonology
  • Antepartum testing
  • Doppler testing
  • Genetic testing and/or counseling
  • Amniocentesis
  • Biophysical profile
  • Chorionic villi sampling (CVS)
  • Combined first-trimester nuchal translucency screening
  • Translucency screening
  • Non-stress test (NST)

Further testing may help diagnose maternal-fetal medicine issues that require advanced care.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Locations

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Good Samaritan University Hospital

West Islip, NY Hospital

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Mercy Hospital

Rockville Centre, NY Hospital

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St. Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY Hospital