Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

For healthier mothers, healthier babies, safer births

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women specializes in the care of women with high-risk pregnancies.

We are known for expertly addressing the needs of mothers and babies throughout these complex pregnancies, and for the outcomes we achieve.

What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, it means your pregnancy poses a threat to your health or life, or the health or life of your baby.

It also means you require expert care and careful monitoring from physicians who specialize in high-risk pregnancies and births – known as maternal-fetal medicine specialists – to keep you and your baby safe.

Maternal-fetal medicine physicians, also known as perinatologists, work together with your obstetrician, providing additional, specialized care throughout your pregnancy and delivery.

Experience Counts

Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are experienced in managing the full range of high-risk pregnancies, from women with chronic health conditions to those facing urgent life-threatening complications.

We can help with high-risk pregnancies caused by:

  • Health conditions that exist before pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease, among others
  • Previous pregnancy complications, such as preterm labor or preeclampsia
  • Fetal congenital anomalies
  • Multiple births
  • Conditions that develop during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or eclampsia, placenta accreta spectrum, and placenta previa
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

You’ve Come to the Right Place

With our specialized focus, full range of services, and state-of-the-art facilities, our goal is to provide everything you need to achieve the healthiest possible pregnancy, and everything your baby needs for the healthiest possible start to life.


Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for a consultation or other services,
ask your physician to complete a referral form.