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Maternal Fetal Medicine

With advanced training and experience in high-risk obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis, we manage complications in pregnancy, including multiple pregnancies, placental abnormalities, fetal anomalies, genetic disorders, nutritional issues and infectious diseases. We provide you and your family with the support you need to deliver a healthy baby.

Specialized care.

We offer a variety of treatments and services in the fields of prenatal care, genetic counseling, fetal diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancies. We also coordinate a plan of care with our neonatologists before delivery to ensure seamless, integrated services for both you and your child.

We also provide preconception services for women with medical or family histories that put them at risk for pregnancy complications or for couples concerned about genetic conditions and disorders.

Conditions associated with high-risk pregnancies.

Women are considered at an increased risk for pregnancy complications because they:

  • are older than 35
  • have medical or surgical disorders such as heart disease, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, pulmonary disease, diabetes or other endocrine disorders, lupus, kidney disease, or gastrointestinal disease
  • have an increased risk of preterm labor
  • are carrying twins, triplets or other multiples
  • require advanced prenatal diagnostic procedures
  • have concerns related to a possible birth defect
  • have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss
  • have a maternal genetic disorder
  • are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes such as premature rupture of membranes and suspected fetal growth restriction

Enhanced care for diabetes in pregnancy.

Women with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes have a slightly higher risk for having a baby with a birth defect. Through our diabetes and pregnancy program, we carefully monitor women with diabetes to ensure they have a healthy pregnancy.

This may include more frequent blood glucose monitoring and medical appointments, adjustments to medications, and additional education on how to manage their diabetes.

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Locations

Contact Maternal Fetal Medicine

330-543-4500

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Center
Akron Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Center, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 5500
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-4508
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Summa
Akron Children's at Summa
Summa Health System - Akron Campus
75 Arch Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
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Maternal Fetal Medicine, Canton Aultman
Akron Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine, Canton Aultman
Aultman Physician Office Building
2600 Tuscarawas Street West
Suite 300
Canton, Ohio 44708
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Maternal Fetal Medicine, Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine, Canton
Mercy Medical Building
1330 Mercy Drive Northwest
Canton, Ohio 44708
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Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 S. Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
Fax: 330-543-4508 Records
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Maternal Fetal Medicine, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine, Norwalk
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wooster
Akron Children's Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wooster
Wooster Community Hospital
546 Winter Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Melissa Mancuso
Melissa Mancuso, MD, FACOG, FACMGG

Chair, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Director, Fetal Treatment Center, Maternal-Fetal Specialist, Medical Geneticist

Physicians/Providers:

Prabhcharan Gill, MD

Maternal-Fetal Specialist

Accepting New Patients

Anhtuan Huynh, DO, FACOG

OB/GYN

Accepting New Patients

Michael Krew, MD

Maternal-Fetal Specialist

Accepting New Patients

Jodi Regan, MD, FACOG

Perinatologist

Accepting New Patients

Abdelaziz Saleh, MD, PhD, FACOG

Maternal-Fetal Specialist

Katherine Wolfe, DO, FACOG

Director, Diabetes and Pregnancy Program; Maternal-Fetal Specialist

Mallory Zehe, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Jennifer Luli, MSN, APRN-CNP

Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Sue Nicholas, MSN, APRN-CNP

Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

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Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.