Emory Perinatal Center

The services of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine division are specifically designed to treat complicated and high risk pregnancies. Many moms-to-be may fall into this category, though the term "high risk" is not necessarily a cause for alarm. It merely means that because of your medical history (such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure), difficulties in a prior pregnancy, or a pregnancy with more than one baby, you will need to be monitored more closely to ensure the health of you and your baby. Complications for the fetus, including intrauterine growth failure, fetal abnormalities, genetic problems or congenital malformations can also be addressed.