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FirstHealth UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine at FirstHealth Moore Regional

For patients whose pregnancies are considered highrisk, the FirstHealth UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine program at Moore Regional Hospital offers obstetrical care for women with pregnancies that are complicated by maternal disease, such as diabetes or hypertension, or any problem with the fetus, such as congenital abnormalities.

Specialists in maternal fetal medicine have two to three years of additional formal education as well as clinical knowledge and experience in the obstetrical, medical, genetic and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on mother and child. They have advanced training in dealing with complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures during pregnancy.

FirstHealth UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine at FirstHealth Moore Regional can assist in the care of your obstetric and gynecologic patients.

Conditions evaluated and/or treated may include:

Maternal medical conditions such as

  • Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disorders

Medical complications in pregnancy such as:

  • Previous fetal demise
  • Preterm labor
  • Fetal anomalies
  • Cervical insufficiency

Maternal family history of:

  • Cardiac disease
  • Renal disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Other inherited or familial disorders

Ultrasound interpretation

Prenatal genetic testing and consultation counseling

  • AFP blood test
  • Antenatal serum screening

The need for disgnistic fetal testing procedure(s) or other in utero therapeutic techniques such as:

  • blood sampling/transfusion
  • platelet infusion
  • fetal bladder stent placement
  • chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
  • amniocentesis for maternal age or other factors
 
 
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