Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Norton Children’s maternal-fetal medicine difference

Norton Children’s is the biggest maternal-fetal medicine provider in Louisville and Southern Indiana. We work closely with the Level III and Level IV NICUs at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital.

Our expertise in fetal diagnosis and treatment can help make a significant difference for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Being able to closely monitor your pregnancy and being armed with critical information may ease some stress and fears you may experience.

Not in Louisville? Our network of referral centers across the region provides convenient access to our team of board-certified, specialty-trained maternal-fetal medicine perinatologists. Your physician will refer you to Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine if you need the extra care.

Collaborating with University of Louisville Physicians for your MFM care

Norton Children’s works with providers from UofL Physicians to provide the best possible care for you and your child. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care in the 21st century with clinical research and education. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Who needs maternal-fetal medicine care?

Women may need a maternal-fetal medicine specialist before or during their pregnancy for a variety of reasons, including:

Preconception counseling

  • Genetic disorders
  • Medical complications
  • A history of birth defects
  • Diabetes

Diagnostic or therapeutic procedures during pregnancy

  • First-trimester screening for Down syndrome
  • Comprehensive ultrasound
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Amniocentesis, fetal surgery or treatment
  • Fetal echocardiography

Medical or surgical disorders

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
  • Infectious diseases

Healthy women whose pregnancy is at increased risk

  • Abnormal maternal serum screening
  • Multiple gestations ­– twins, triplets or more
  • Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing normally)
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