Factors Leading to High-Risk Pregnancies: When to See an Expert in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Pregnancy alone can be a nerve-racking yet beautiful experience all at once. For many women, the pregnancy can be normal and low-risk, requiring only typical monitoring by an obstetrician. But there are some pregnancies that are high-risk and, as a result, require a higher level of care form maternal fetal medicine specialists dedicated to high-risk … Continued

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Enhance Patient Care and Safety

The science of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) is ever changing, and with these changes come advances designed to make high-risk pregnancies less risky and more successful for both expectant mothers and their babies. While fetal heart rate monitoring isn’t necessarily new to obstetrics, there is a surprising amount of variation in interpretation of fetal heart rate … Continued

Genetic Counselors and the Role They Play at HRPC

Genetic counseling is the process of helping patients at risk of an inherited condition understand the consequences and nature of the condition, the probability of transmitting it to their future child, as well as the options available for managing that condition. Our genetic counselors are board certified or board eligible by the American Board of … Continued


Preeclampsia is a condition that can generate risks for both mother and child in the later stages of pregnancy and the first few weeks after birth. Characterized as a progressive, high-blood-pressure condition during pregnancy, preeclampsia typically occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and up to 6 weeks after delivery. Symptoms of Preeclampsia Include: Sudden weight … Continued

Evaluating Pregnancy Risk Early

Ultrasounds, Blood Tests and Beyond You’ve just found out you’re pregnant. You’re excited, but you want to make sure the pregnancy is going well before you announce it to all your family and friends. Happily, there are now several screenings that can be performed in the first 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy to detect … Continued

Offering Hope for Your High Risk Pregnancy

The Best Holiday Gift We Can Give During the holiday season, we all spend more than a little time considering the perfect gifts for our loved ones, friends and associates. A bottle of perfume? A piece of jewelry? A great book? Something for the kitchen? A fruit basket? The process can get so stressful we … Continued