What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?
A Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist is an Obstetrician who specializes in High-Risk Pregnancies, Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical Complications of Pregnancy. Our doctors have completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have done additional fellowship training in Ultrasound and High-Risk Pregnancies. While some obstetricians have the experience and training to handle complicated pregnancies, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists can provide consultation and co-management of high-risk patients. At Bridgeport Hospital, a close relationship has developed between the doctors in the community and our specialists to provide the best possible care in complicated pregnancies.
Our nursing staff hold advanced degrees and provide diabetes education, fetal monitoring, premature birth prevention education, and perinatal education.
Sonographers assist our physicians in performing obstetrical ultrasound. Sonography training consists of a 1-2 year course in which sonographers learn physics, anatomy, and the interpretation of ultrasound images. Our sonographers have an average of 10 years of obstetrical ultrasound experience.
Genetic counselors are health professionals with graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counselors work as members of a health care team, providing information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders or who may be at risk of inherited conditions. Both of our genetic counselors are board certified by the American Board of Human Genetics.
Our Secretarial staff performs scheduling, billing, and other clerical support. Feel free to call us anytime.