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Maternal Fetal Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Gunnison Valley Health has partnered with the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado and St. Mary’s Medical Center to provide services at the hospital for families facing high-risk pregnancies.

The Colorado Fetal Care Center is renowned as one of the most comprehensive fetal care programs in the nation. They have the capability to provide comprehensive, world-class testing, diagnosis, treatment and care for unborn babies and moms-to-be via tele-health, so you do not need to leave the Valley.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

According to Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pregnancy is considered high risk when it threatens the health of life of the mother and/or the fetus. Some women are at high risk for complications before getting pregnant, while some pregnancies become high risk as they progress.

High-risk pregnancies can occur when:

  • A pregnant woman develops a condition during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia or diabetes
  • A woman with an existing chronic condition, like heart disease or diabetes, gets pregnant
  • A woman is carrying more than one baby
  • There are one or more risk factors at play, including obesity, a history of preterm labor and young or old maternal age
  • The baby (or babies) develops a fetal anomaly or condition

What services are provided at Gunnison Valley Health?

Each month maternal fetal medicine specialists will visit the Gunnison Valley to monitor, diagnose and treat all high-risk fetal conditions. Partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado maternal fetal medicine physicians and St. Mary’s Medical Center perinatal ultrasonographers will provide expectant mothers with:

  • Preconception consultations
  • Prenatal screenings
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Psychologist support
  • State-of-the-art fetal imaging available at Gunnison Valley Health

Constant communication with referring provider

The maternal fetal medicine physicians work in collaboration with your regular OB or local doctor so you can stay close to home for care during your pregnancy.

To schedule an appointment, call St. Mary’s Maternal Fetal Medicine office at 970-298-2275 or speak to your obstetrician-gynecologist or primary care provider.