Our team at the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center screens each referral individually. We customize care planning and scheduling to meet the referring provider’s requests and your specific needs.

Our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists manage pregnancies that need specialty screening or management due to an established or newly developed risk factor. We also provide consultative comanagement with your primary Ob/Gyn.

The center’s MFM specialty care team provides total obstetrical care for pregnancies that need continuous monitoring and care. Our center can also coordinate care with Texas Children’s Hospital’s pediatric specialists at the Fetal Center for our youngest patients.

Understandably, no one ever hopes to need our team or services. However, those who entrust their care to us usually don’t want to leave our team when their care is complete.

We will include you as the key member in your care, and we commit to treat, respect and embrace you within our care team. We’ll take the time to inform you and listen to your needs, wishes and concerns. We’ll advocate with a spirit of hope and perseverance to provide you, your baby (or babies) and family with the highest level of care.

Through referrals from primary Ob/Gyns and current MFM doctors, we see pregnant women who:

  • Are referred for advanced diagnostic imaging (ultrasound, MRI)
  • Have preexisting medical problems
  • Have a history of pregnancy complications or obstetrical problems
  • Have new maternal symptoms or conditions in their current pregnancy
  • Who have fetal problems in their current pregnancy
  • Who have multiple pregnancies, such as complex twins, triplets, quadruplets or more


We also provide prepregnancy counseling for nonpregnant women who have health conditions or a medical history of problems in previous pregnancies and want to become pregnant.

Our services include:

  • Consultations and total obstetrical care by our MFM specialists
  • Dedicated care for multiple pregnancies through our Program for Multiples® 
  • Genetic counseling and screening by our Prenatal and Reproductive Genetics team 
  • Nutritional consultation by Certified Diabetes Educators
  • Obstetrical imaging, including advanced fetal ultrasound, fetal echocardiograms (heart ultrasound) and fetal and maternal MRI
  • Palliative care counseling for families coping with a serious illness
  • Social work and child life consultation
  • Specialized heart care through our Maternal Heart Program 
  • Texas Children’s Fetal Center consultation and care

We designed our care with you and your family in mind, which means that most providers come to see you at your clinic visit. We pride ourselves in providing the right care at the right time, with “one stop,” comprehensive, coordinated care, tailored to you and your family.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center team includes:

  • MFM doctors and nurse practitioners
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists® (CDCES®)
  • Certified prenatal genetic counselors
  • Diagnostic medical sonographers (ultrasound technicians)
  • Maternal and fetal nurse coordinators
  • Palliative care specialists
  • Pediatric cardiologists (doctors who specialize in heart care for children)
  • Pediatric radiologists (doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating children’s conditions using imaging)
  • Pediatric specialists and surgeons
  • Prenatal testing center registered nurses
  • Social workers
  • Specialists in adult health care

Most of our patients come from Houston and the surrounding areas, through referrals from community Ob/Gyns and Ob/Gyns at the Pavilion for Women. Many patients travel from across the state, country and world to access the expertise in our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center.

Yes, we have several Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics in nearby Houston communities. You’ll find the same care and services available at the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center close to home. Find one of our locations near you.