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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Every pregnancy is special, but some pregnancies require even more advanced care. When your pregnancy is complex, your obstetrical care provider may recommend consultation with one of our board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
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Why Methodist?

The Methodist Women’s Hospital Perinatal Center is home to the largest group of board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the Midwest. Our perinatologists are fellows of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and are board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine through the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Working to Keep High-Risk Moms in Their Communities

Our goal is to enable women to remain in their home communities and continue obstetric care with their own providers whenever possible. Through our expanding use of physician outreach and telehealth, we minimize patient travel and can serve you where you are. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists work closely with referring physicians and community hospitals around the Midwest to help families enjoy a pregnancy and birth experience that is as normal and healthy as possible.

Conditions Needing Perinatal Care

Many preexisting or developing medical conditions can impact your pregnancy and require consultation with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, including:

  • An abnormal finding on a sonogram
  • Advanced maternal age (35 years or older)
  • Multiple gestation
  • Positive maternal genetic screen
  • Patient or family history of genetic and/or chromosomal disorders
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Previous pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia
  • Fetal growth concerns
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Preterm labor
  • Exposure to medications, radiation, alcohol or drugs
  • Infectious disease in pregnancy
  • Unhealthy body mass index (BMI)
  • Previous pregnancy loss
  • Preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM)
  • Other maternal health concerns

Meet Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists

Robert Bonebrake, MD, FACOG

Robert Bonebrake, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

•	Brendan Connealy, MD, FACOG

Brendan Connealy, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Joshua Dahlke, MD, FACOG

Joshua Dahlke, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Neil Hamill, MD, FACOG

Neil Hamill, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Todd Lovgren, MD, FACOG

Todd Lovgren, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Emily Patel, MD, FACOG

Emily Patel, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Andrew Robertson, MD, FACOG

Andrew Robertson, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Hemant Satpathy, MD, FACOG

Hemant Satpathy, MD, FACOG

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

 

Awards and Accreditations

Methodist is dedicated to creating better care, outcomes and experiences for you and those you love. We are honored to be recognized for excellence in care.
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PRC National Excellence in Healthcare 5-Star Award Winner
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AIUM Accreditation for Perinatal Center
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