Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High Risk Obstetrics)

The North Shore-LIJ Women’s Health Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine serves pregnant women with obstetrical and/or medical complications. Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physicians are specialists in caring for women during high-risk pregnancies. Their education and training includes advanced knowledge of obstetrical, medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and the effects of these complications on both mother and baby. Our doctors are also trained in the latest diagnostic and treatment methods used in the care of patients with complicated pregnancies.

Our experts in the field of maternal fetal medicine (mother-baby high risk doctors) are certified, fellowship trained specialists that have experience in caring for the most at risk pregnant patients.  

Maternal Fetal Medicine Services are provided throughout the North Shore-LIJ Health System.  Detailed here are services that are provided primarily at both North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center.  Information about the Maternal Fetal Medicine services at other system hospitals can be found in the Locations & Directions section.

Prenatal Diagnostic Testing/Obstetrical Ultrasound

  • Level II ultrasounds
  • 3D-4D ultrasounds
  • Non-stress tests
  • Biophysical profiles
  • Doppler velocimetry
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Genetic counseling
  • First-trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities (ultrascreen)
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  • Amniocentesis

Our Centers within North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center offer coordinated care targeting specific diagnoses for patients in need of specialized treatment. The centers offering High Risk Pregnancy Care include:

For details of Maternal Fetal Medicine services provided at other sites within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, click on the locations and directions tab and follow the link to that facility.  

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