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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists in the GHS multispecialty physician practice Greenville Health System (GHS) Department of Obstectrics & Gynecology offer the region's foremost care of at-risk mothers and babies. Our board certified physicians provide genetic testing and counseling, high-risk obstetric consultation, diagnostic ultrasonography and subspecialty care to women with complications during pregnancy or labor- cases in which the expectant mother has a health condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, carries multiple babies, or experiences premature labor, has a need for cervical cerclage or other threats to the pregnancy.

Most births go as planned. When complications arise, however, the best call available in the Upstate is at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Patients with pregnancy complications requiring extended hospitalization receive around the clock care in our high-risk pregnancy unit by our MFM physicians and by specially trained nurses.

Just down the hall is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of GHS Children's Hospital, which offers the highest level neonatal intensive care in the Upstate. From the most advanced technology- such as specially designed ventilators essential for lung development of premature infants- to a staff that includes dedicated nurses, therapists and physicians in multiple pediatric subspecialties, the NICU provides critical care to babies in distress.

Greenville Memorial Hospital is one of five hospitals in the state designated as a Regional Perinatal Center and supports eight community hospitals in caring for high-risk pregnancies, complicated deliveries and babies with special needs.

Services Offered
The MFM division offers complete care for high risk pregnancies and the most technically up-to-date diagnostic approaches to fetal care. Our center was the first in South Carolina to be certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. In addition to our office in Greenville, comprehensive services for both maternal and fetal care is offered at our offices in Anderson and Greenwood.

3D/4D Ultrasound
Seven certified sonographers specially trained in prenatal ultrasound allow us to offer the highest quality prenatal diagnosis. All of our equipment utilizes the latest 3D/4D technology to improve detection, as well as offer our patients a rewarding interactive experience. Four Pediatric Cardiologists work closely with us in our Perinatal Cardiology program, which focuses on the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease. In addition to ultrasound, we offer first and second trimester genetic screening, chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, and fetal blood sampling.

Genetic Counselors
We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with the Greenwood Genetics Center. Three Masters level certified genetic counselors work in our office providing information and support to families at risk for having a child with birth defects or genetic disorders. Our counselors help explain complex technical information about prenatal screening and diagnosis in simple, easy to understand terms.

Minimally Invasive Techniques
For the past twelve years our division has offered minimally invasive approaches to fetal anemia and select birth defects. In-utero transfusions via the umbilical cord and fetal bladder shunt placement are examples of such treatment.

The Division consists of board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists with a diverse spectrum of interests who trained at some of the most respected perinatal centers in the country. These physicians are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to our patients.

For more information, call (864) 455-1600.