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Maternal Fetal Medicine

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.

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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 diagnostic 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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