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Maternal Fetal Medicine

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Providing critical health care services for “high-risk” pregnancies is extremely important. Summerville Medical Center (SMC) provides high-risk obstetric patients access to a perinatologist through our Maternal Fetal Medicine program, expanding the outstanding care for moms and babies provided at SMC.

Perinatologists take care of both the mother and the fetus (unborn baby) during a complicated, or high-risk, pregnancy. Perinatology is often called maternal fetal medicine.

Prenatal Testing

When you’re pregnant, prenatal tests give you information about your health and your baby’s. They help detect any problems that could affect your baby, like birth defects or genetic diseases. The perinatologists use the results to help you make the best health care decisions before and after your child is born. Doctors often recommend prenatal tests for all pregnant women, but some women will need other screening tests to check for certain problems.

Services provided by the team at Summerville Maternal Fetal Medicine Center include:

  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling, a test for genetic disorders, or for mothers age 35 and older
  • Diabetes care
  • Management of multiple births
  • Level II ultrasound
  • Other genetic tests

A referral from your obstetrician is required. Referrals can be faxed to (843) 647-6159.

For more information, ask your physician about high-risk pregnancy services or call Summerville Maternal Fetal Medicine at (843) 970-5721.