The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides consultation and treatment for high risk pregnancies, such as those complicated by diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, and fetal growth problems. Consultation is provided for the general obstetrician for a wide array of problems found during pregnancy. In addition, both Level III ultrasound for the diagnosis of birth defects and amniocentesis for the detection of chromosomal problems such as Down Syndrome are available and recommended for many patients. The division provides antenatal fetal heart rate testing (the non-stress test) for pregnancies in which the fetus is at risk. In 2008, the division performed approximately 1,810 non-stress tests for referred patients, 5,224 Level II ultrasound examinations, and 318 amniocentesis procedures, in addition to fetal echocardiograms (in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Cardiology).
To arrange for consultation or non-stress testing, please call for appointment at (718) 670-1534.