Advanced Maternal Fetal Medicine Services

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Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) is committed to making every pregnancy as healthy and happy as possible.

Through our longstanding partnership with Penn Medicine's Maternal Fetal Medicine Network, we offer a multidisciplinary team of maternal health experts who are with you for every step of your journey to parenthood. All of these services are available to our patients on the Plainsboro campus.

Our board certified maternal fetal medicine specialists are available around-the-clock to diagnose and monitor high-risk pregnancies. They are led by Robert Debbs, DO, FACOOG, Medical Director of Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine Princeton Medical Center, and Director of Penn Medicine’s Maternal Fetal Medicine New Jersey Network. Our specialists work to make high-risk situations less stressful for you, your baby and your family. We work closely with your referring physician or midwife to coordinate your care and keep him or her informed of your progress through every stage of pregnancy.

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Advanced Maternal Fetal Care

Pregnancy is a special time, one filled with excitement and a range of emotions. Obstetricians and midwives can care for most women during pregnancy, but sometimes having a baby is more complicated.

A pregnancy is considered high risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby or both. These complications could exist prior to pregnancy, arise during pregnancy or emerge after pregnancy.

Your obstetrician may refer you to Maternal Fetal Medicine to diagnose or treat the following conditions:

  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Congenital abnormalities (birth defects)
  • Critical care needs
  • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
  • Genetic disorders
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)or preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Infectious diseases
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
  • Later age pregnancy (35 years or older)
  • Maternal diseases (cardiac, renal, seizures)
  • Multiple gestation (twins, triplets)
  • Placental problems
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Prior preterm labor and delivery
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
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Maternal Fetal Medicine Services

  • Antenatal testing (nonstress test)
  • Diabetes care and management during pregnancy
  • Diagnostic testing for fetal abnormalities, such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling
  • Doppler studies
  • Fetal echocardiogram performed by a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatric cardiologist
  • First trimester nuchal translucency and serum screening
  • Genetic carrier testing
  • Genetic counseling and education
  • Noninvasive prenatal screening for chromosome abnormalities (cellfree DNA)
  • Preconception counseling and testing
  • Sonohysterography
  • Ultrasound examinations

Expectant mothers may be seen by maternal fetal specialists either weekly or monthly for ultrasounds and fetal monitoring. This will be determined by Maternal Fetal Medicine clinicians and discussed with patients during their visits.

When an expectant mother is admitted to the hospital for delivery, maternal fetal specialists are available for consultation if the need arises.

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Convenient Location

Penn Maternal Fetal Medicine Princeton Medical Center is located on the first floor of the Medical Arts Pavilion, which is adjacent to the hospital’s Center for Emergency Care on the north side of the Princeton Health campus. It is easily accessible from Route 1, Scudders Mill Road and Plainsboro Road, and has free parking next to the building.

Most insurance plans are accepted.

For more information about Maternal Fetal Medicine Princeton Medical Center, call 609.853.7660.