Akron Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine Center provides high-risk pregnancy care and prenatal diagnosis. Read More...
The Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine provides services for women who may be at risk for complications of pregnancy and care for fetuses that may be at risk for or have been diagnosed with a genetic disorder or congenital defect.
The staff includes board-certified perinatologists with advanced training and clinical experience in high-risk obstetric problems and advanced prenatal diagnosis. We offer specialty maternal care including consultation, co-management and ongoing care with a perinatologist available 24 hours a day to consult with you in the care of your patients.
By coordinating a plan of care with our neonatologists before delivery, we ensure seamless, integrated services for both mother and child.
Preconception services are also available for women with medical or family histories that put them at risk for pregnancy complications or for couples concerned about genetic conditions and disorders.
Women are considered at an increased risk for pregnancy complications because they:
Patients who are provided with consultation or co-management services by the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine are often able to deliver at their local community hospitals. The staff will provide detailed management recommendations to the patient’s obstetrician and pediatrician.
Patients who receive ongoing prenatal care at the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine will deliver at Akron General Medical Center or Summa Akron City Hospital where Akron Children’s has special care nurseries. If necessary, babies are transported to the Akron Children’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital’s Akron campus for the highest level of neonatal care. Akron Children's Hospital is not a birth hospital.
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