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Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine at New Orleans East Hospital: Your Health, Your Baby, Our Priority

Maternal Fetal Medicine is a specialized branch of obstetrics that focuses on the care of high-risk pregnancies. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of fetal abnormalities, as well as maternal medical complications that may arise during pregnancy.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic (MFM) at New Orleans East Hospital is an extension of the high-quality maternal health services provided by LSU physicians through LCMC Health. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to providing exceptional care for both you and your baby. We understand the importance of personalized and compassionate care during this special time in your life.

You may benefit from Maternal Fetal Medicine services if:

  • You are 35 years or older
  • You are carrying multiples, such as twins, triplets, etc.
  • You have a family history of genetic disorders or birth defects
  • You have a history of preeclampsia or gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy
  • You have had a previous premature delivery, miscarriage or stillbirth
  • You have a pre-existing medical condition such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, an infectious disease, gastrointestinal issues, a cardio-pulmonary condition or an autoimmune disorder
  • You have a problem with the placenta
  • You have a pregnancy recently diagnosed with a birth defect
  • You had a pregnancy in the past with a birth defect or congenital anomaly
  • You want a second opinion about a recent maternal or fetal diagnosis
  • You develop a complication of pregnancy such as high blood pressure or gestational diabetes

Why New Orleans East Hospital for Maternal Fetal Medicine?

Our highly skilled MFM specialists have extensive experience in managing high-risk pregnancies. They collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to offer comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology enable us to provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for both maternal and fetal conditions to our local community.

Meet the Team

Robert T. Maupin, MD

Asha J. Heard, MD

Jay A. Davis, MD

Services We Offer

  • Preconception counseling
  • Management of medical complications in pregnancy
  • Prenatal screening and diagnosis (amniocentesis and CVS)
  • Fetal ultrasound
  • Genetic counseling

Discuss with your OB/GYN today if you believe you might be a candidate for care from our Maternal Fetal Medicine team. We would love to be a part of your journey to a healthy and safe pregnancy.

FAQ for New Orleans East Hospital's Maternal Fetal Medicine services and procedures:

Q: Where is the MFM clinic located?

A: We are located in the New Orleans East Hospital on the second floor.

Q: What can I expect during an MFM appointment?

A: During an MFM appointment, you will typically undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation, which may include an ultrasound, blood work, and other diagnostic tests. Your MFM specialist will review your medical and pregnancy history, discuss any concerns or risks associated with your pregnancy, and develop a personalized care plan tailored to your specific needs.

Q: How often will I need to see my MFM specialist?

A: The frequency of your MFM appointments will depend on your individual needs and the level of risk associated with your pregnancy. In general, you can expect to have more frequent appointments than a typical pregnancy to ensure that you and your baby are receiving the best possible care.

Q: Will I still see my OB/GYN during my pregnancy?

A: Yes, you will still see your OB/GYN for routine prenatal care. Your MFM specialist will work closely with your OB/GYN to ensure that you are receiving coordinated, comprehensive care throughout your pregnancy.

Q: How can I schedule my MFM appointments at New Orleans East Hospital?

A: Contact your OB/GYN to discuss a referral to MFM at New Orleans East Hospital.

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