SonorgramThe Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides comprehensive perinatal services to patients with high risk pregnancies. The Division provides primary obstetrical and medical care to high risk patients through our High Risk clinics as well as consultative services for high risk pregnancies referred by their primary providers elsewhere in the state of Virginia. We work collaboratively with referring providers and depending upon the obstetrical/medical condition and referring provider wishes deliver care across the continuum from care including delivery at the University of Virginia to intermittent consultation with delivery at local hospitals.

We also provide a broad range of prenatal diagnostic services for patients at increased risk for birth defects or genetic problems. Our services include genetic counseling by certified genetic counselors who obtain history and provide risk assessment for patients considering prenatal diagnostic procedures. Our sonographers perform ultrasound examinations under the guidance of the perinatologist for all obstetrical problems or prenatal diagnostic indications. We perform procedures including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS). The division participates in a broad-based program designed to provide risk assessment including first-trimester combined screening (including nuchal translucency and first-trimester serum screening) as well as second-trimester maternal serum screening.

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