Perinatologists, also known as maternal-fetal medicine (MFM)
specialists, are medical doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancies,
maternal and fetal testing, and fetal therapy.
Perinatologists can be consultants or primary care providers during
a pregnancy. They may provide medical care throughout a pregnancy, particularly
if there is a higher risk of complications, an ongoing (chronic) medical
condition, or a multiple pregnancy. In addition to a residency in obstetrics
and gynecology, a perinatologist has 2 or 3 years of maternal-fetal medicine
Perinatologists can be board-certified through the Board of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical
August 17, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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