Maternal Fetal Medicine Center
Specializing in Complex Pregnancies
Medical Center Health System is proud to welcome Dr. James Maher and the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center. Dr. Maher has over 25 years specializing in high-risk pregnancies and is dually board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Maher’s philosophy is to guide mother and the entire family throughout the pregnancy and help them to make informed decisions while providing superior coordinated care. This means we’ll be there from the first preconception counseling session through delivery day.
Compassionate Care for Mother and Baby
Working together with your obstetrician, Dr. Maher and the staff at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center will deliver personalized care that is uniquely designed for mother and baby. This includes:
Preconception Consultations and Prenatal Evaluations
Our care begins with a personalized review of your history and potential risk factors. We also take this time to answer your questions, talk about your doctor’s concerns and develop a collaborative management plan to improve your chances of having a successful pregnancy.
Comprehensive Fetal Ultrasound Evaluations
Our ultrasound evaluations focus on the detection, diagnosis and management of fetal anomalies. During these visits, we will also review potential genetic implications, talk about your management options and develop a comprehensive, coordinated delivery plan.
Targeted Ultrasound of the Uterus, Placenta,
Baby and Cervix
We strive to understand every possible aspect of your pregnancy through extensive testing, which can evaluate:
- Multiple gestations
- Uterine anomalies
- Placenta function and location
- Baby’s growth, health and wellbeing
- Amniotic fluid assessment
- Transvaginal ultrasound (to determine length and strength of the cervix)
- Nuchal translucency
We closely monitor the form and function of baby’s heart using sequential segmental evaluation. This technique allows for a more thorough and detailed analysis of fetal cardiac health.
3D and 4D Ultrasound Studies
The center utilizes the latest imaging technology to assist in diagnosing and treating high-risk pregnancies. This technology helps provide unprecedented visual clarity to monitor your baby’s development.
Our center offers comprehensive fetal screenings, including Combined First Trimester Aneuploidy Risk Assessment, Amniocentesis, Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS) and Fetal Therapy.
Non-Invasive Genetic Testing
We also conduct maternal blood sampling for cell free DNA, which can assist in indentifying chromosomal abnormalities, and carrier testing to detect common genetic disorders.
Our center is focused on maintaining good health for mother and baby throughout pregnancy. We strive to achieve this by conducting extensive preterm birth risk assessments for conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, fetal anemia, preterm labor and maternal thyroid and kidney disease. We also specialize in managing recurrent pregnancy loss, treating autoimmune disorders and addressing clotting abnormalities.