Maternal Fetal Medicine Center

1441 N. 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-5700

Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, a time full of hope and excitement. So when your pregnancy is anything but routine, expert medical care is paramount.  That’s why the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center (MFM) at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides compassionate and comprehensive state-of-the-art medical care to women with high-risk pregnancies.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Center is a nationally recognized leader in high-risk obstetrics, including high-order multiples (triplets and above). Our program attracts women from across the country to Phoenix to receive care from our team experienced in managing high-order multiples. 

The center provides critical care obstetrics to manage some of the most complex pregnancy conditions and a virtual intensive care unit for obstetrics that provides round-the-clock, real-time bedside care to critically ill pregnant patients and their unborn babies.

Some of these conditions include:

Maternal conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune disorders

Fetal conditions:

  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Genetic disorders
  • Congenital anomalies such as: Neural tube defects, cardiac anomalies, abdominal wall defects,
  • Cleft lip/palate
  • Prematurity
  • Fetal growth restriction

Pregnancy complications that we treat include:

  • History of preterm birth
  • High-order multiples
  • Placenta previa
  • Placenta accreta/increta/percreta
  • Pre-term labor
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Preeclampsia

To make an appointment at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center, please call (602) 521-5700.

About the Center

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Center treats a wide variety of high-risk pregnancies at any gestational age. Any underlying maternal, fetal or pregnancy condition can increase the risks of complication and adverse outcomes. We work with you to ensure a healthy delivery for you and your baby.

Women in need of specialized or emergency care during pregnancy are often transported to Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix from hospitals around Arizona. A team of maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal specialists are available at all times to provide care when it’s needed most. If you become critically ill while pregnant, having immediate access to the highest quality care and round-the-clock monitoring from clinicians trained in maternal-fetal health is vitally important.

We have created a virtual intensive care unit (virtual OB) at the Women’s Institute to provide real-time bedside care to critically ill pregnant patients and their unborn babies. This form of care can be delivered in the hospital unit most appropriate for the patient’s condition. Furthermore, the virtual OB enables multidisciplinary teams to work together and quickly respond to the needs of these complex patients.

The virtual OB team includes representatives from maternal-fetal medicine, critical care, neonatology, obstetric anesthesiology, cardiology, pulmonology and various other specialties.  Collectively, they provide the highest level of care to some of the Women’s Institute’s most fragile patients.

We work closely in caring for critically-ill pregnant patients with a readily available, highly specialized diverse team of:

  • Critical care specialists
  • Adult and cediatric cardiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Trauma surgeons
  • Gynecologic oncologists
  • Urologists
  • Interventional radiologists

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not be available to the public yet.

Banner – University Medical Center promotes research in order to further our understanding of medical diseases and to identify opportunities for improving health and wellness of patients and staff. There are active research studies that are currently enrolling patients. 

Participation in prospective studies is completely voluntary and requires patient consent, and presents the opportunity for the continued development of medical technologies, practices, and improvement of patient outlook and quality of life improvement. 

If you are uncertain about whether to participate in any studies, discuss the study with your physician to determine if you should participate. If you are interested in hearing about the active studies please contact the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center today.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is dedicated to teaching and promoting the physicians of today and tomorrow. Its residency programs are considered among the country’s best programs, offering many opportunities to specialize in women’s health.

Health and Prevention

The specialists at the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix are dedicated to all aspects of Women’s Health. Many of the physicians are educators of residents and medical students, but more importantly they are the primary educators of patients and their families. 

Through dedicated work with many local, state and national organizations, our physicians work to promote health and wellness in the community with local outreach and education. Our physicians actively engage in leadership at various local hospitals, schools, health plans, and organizations to help prevent illness and promote healthy standards of living.