High-Risk Pregnancy Services
Maternal and Fetal Medicine Center
Parents can rest easy knowing their baby’s health is in excellent hands through every stage of pregnancy. Our Maternal and Fetal Medicine Center combines medical expertise with advanced technology to diagnose and manage maternal or fetal problems.
The center is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and performs approximately 10,000 ultrasound procedures every year.
Your obstetrician will provide you with a referral or preauthorization, which you must present upon registration on the day of your visit to the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Center. You should also contact your insurance company to ensure that Englewood Hospital and our physicians are covered by your plan.
Our Expertise and Tests Available
Our center is staffed with board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists, registered perinatal sonographers, pediatric cardiologists, and certified genetic counselors. If necessary, we will connect you with other appropriate pediatric subspecialists prior to your delivery. If you’re at high risk for complications, your obstetrician will work with our specialists to identify those complications, discuss them with you, and begin to coordinate treatment and care plans to ensure the best possible outcome for mom and baby.
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester ultrasound
- Complete fetal anatomic assessment
- Nuchal translucency screening
- Endovaginal ultrasound
- Genetic ultrasound
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
- Biophysical profiles
- Doppler velocimetry
- 4-D ultrasound
- Fetal echocardiography
- Perinatal consultation
- Certified obstetric genetic counseling and testing, including:
- Expanded carrier screening
- Aneuploidy screening
- Cell-free fetal DNA testing
- For CVS and amniocentesis, next-day FISH results, followed by full karyotype and microarray testing
- Advanced molecular testing, as indicated
Meet Our Team
Our physicians are all highly trained, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and certified in maternal-fetal medicine. They bring academic experience along with clinical expertise in ultrasound, invasive fetal diagnostic procedures, and consultative services. Our physicians have published extensively and are nationally recognized as experts in maternal/fetal medicine.
Tamar H. Goldwaser, MD
Clinical Genetics, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology | Full profile
Preparing for Your Appointment
- Drink 1 glass of water 15 minutes before your appointment and do not empty your bladder. Eating is permitted.
- You will be permitted to bring one person into the exam room during the evaluation. All other visitors may be invited into the exam room once the evaluation is completed. Children are not permitted in the exam room during the test, but will be invited into the exam room upon discussion of results.
- When you enter the hospital, stop at the information desk to obtain a visitor’s pass and directions to the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Center.
- Bring your prescription, your referral/preauthorization forms(s) (if necessary), your insurance card, your photo identification and your completed Maternal-Fetal Medicine Personal History form. If you are having genetic testing, you can also complete your Genetic Counseling form.
Getting Your Results
Test results are typically available immediately. A physician with specialized training in maternal-fetal medicine will analyze and explain those results to you and share them with your obstetrician. We will communicate those results to you clearly and take as much time as necessary to address any concerns you may have. No question is too big or too small, so please don’t hesitate to ask.