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The internationally recognized maternal-fetal medicine specialists at UT Physicians have broad experience in the management and care of women with high-risk pregnancy conditions. We understand and are familiar with the anxiety women with underlying medical conditions face while pregnant. Patients are provided with a full spectrum of prenatal testing, including genetic counseling, diagnostic imaging, and specialized maternal-fetal care. Our team of specialists is committed to providing expecting mothers with a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Walk-ins welcome! Maternal Fetal Medicine. Houston Methodist provides compassionate, specialized and advanced management of complex pregnancies for women and their unborn children. Services include: Family planning and counseling Genetic counseling Prenatal diagnoses Prenatal care and testing Antepartum fetal surveillance — fetal death prevention involving techniques or tests, including: Fetal movement assessment — kick and roll tracking during gestation Non-stress test NST — fetal heart rate monitoring Contraction stress test CST — a test to determine whether a baby will remain healthy during labor Biophysical profile BPP — a test that measures a baby's heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing and amount of amniotic fluid around a baby.
Umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry — a test using ultrasound to check blood flow in the umbilical cord or between the uterus and placenta Consultations and Diagnostic Services Houston Methodist offers one-time consultations, high-risk condition co-management and care transfer and follow-up for expectant mothers with medical, surgical or obstetric conditions.
We also coordinate consultations with pediatric surgeons, cardiologists, urologists and neurosurgeons.
It also can diagnose chromosomal defects linked to conditions such as Down syndrome or trisomy 18 also known as Edwards syndrome Ultra high-resolution fetal magnetic resonance imaging MRI — an imaging exam to evaluate a baby's brain, spine and body abnormalities.
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