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Maternal Fetal Medicine

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Overview

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.

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Maternal Fetal Medicine

330-543-4500

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Center
Akron Children's Hospital
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 5500
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-4508
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Maternal Fetal Medicine - Canton
Akron Children's Specialty Care
Mercy Medical Building
1330 Mercy Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708
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Maternal Fetal Medicine - Kent
Akron Children's Specialty Care
1930 State Rte 59, Suite C
Kent, Ohio 44240
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Maternal Fetal Medicine - Mansfield
Akron Children's Specialty and Urgent Care
371 Cline Ave.
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
Fax: 330-543-4508 Records
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Maternal Fetal Medicine - Medina
Akron Children's Specialty Care
3985 Medina Road, Suite 200
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Maternal Fetal Medicine - Norwalk
Akron Children's Specialty Care
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Maternal Fetal Medicine - Wooster
Akron Children's Specialty Care
Wooster Community Hospital
546 Winter St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Melissa Mancuso
Melissa Mancuso, MD, FACOG

Chair, Maternal Fetal Medicine; High-Risk Obstetrician

Jennifer Ahn
Jennifer Ahn, MD, FACOG

Director, OB Ultrasound and Antenatal Testing Center; Perinatologist

Stephen Bacak
Stephen Bacak, DO, MPH

Perinatologist

Susan Nicholas
Sue Nicholas, MSN, RN, RNC-MNN

Women's Health Clinical Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Wolfe
Katherine Wolfe, DO

Director, Diabetes and Pregnancy Program; Perinatologist

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