Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

Maternal-fetal medicine is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists, sometimes called perinatologists or high-risk obstetricians, are considered “subspecialists”. They earned this designation by undergoing training in a specific area of medicine – obstetrics and gynecology – and taking their education a step further to gain an in-depth understanding of pregnancy complications and treatments. This extra training, which extends three years beyond that required of obstetricians and gynecologists, is focused on the care and treatment of pregnant women with complex medical conditions.

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