24/7 Physician Services
Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists provide coverage for in hospital OB/Gyn patients at our DHR Health Women’s Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rest assured, you will have the support of your physician when needed most.
Advanced Surgical Procedures
Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists are able to perform advanced surgical procedures in our DHR Health Women’s Hospital. Expectant mothers do not have to travel outside of the Rio Grande Valley for these critical procedures. Some of the procedures are fetal blood transfusions and fetal bladder drainage. Surgical interventions for cesarean section ectopic and cervical ectopic pregnancies are expertly performed by our MFM specialists.
Fetal Echocardiography Ultrasound
Many of our expectant mothers in the Rio Grande Valley are at a higher risk of fetal cardiac anomalies. Becoming AIUM accredited further demonstrates our commitment to quality and comprehensive care for the unborn child.
High-Risk Pregnancy Care
For high-risk pregnancies, we work together with your OB/Gyn to obtain a successful mother/baby outcome. If an OB care provider finds a birth defect or growth problem, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists can start treatment before birth, providing monitoring, blood transfusions, and surgery to support the fetus until it is ready to arrive in the world.
Mothers with a history of Diabetes Mellitus, Lupus, recurrent miscarriages, and/or family history of genetic disorders can find expert consultation advice and management to obtain a successful pregnancy. Our Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors provide personal, compassionate care to patients here at DHR Health including pre-pregnancy and genetic counseling consultations.
Management of Medical Illnesses
Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists assist in managing illnesses such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Thyroid disorders, liver and kidney disorders, and other conditions that may cause a health risk to the mother and baby. Our physicians will work with you to manage your illness for a safe pregnancy.
The AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) is an association that is composed of ultrasound specialists that review quality of imaging and diagnosing through ultrasound. As the first clinic in the state of Texas to become an accredited facility in Advanced Level Obstetric Ultrasound, DHR Health assures quality throughout all of our ultrasound examinations.
Pediatric Subspecialist Services
A specialty care team has been created in order to provide advanced comprehensive care to babies with congenital anomalies and medical conditions. By collaborating with DHR Health Pediatric Services, you can feel confident that your child will receive the highest level of care from a well-rounded team.
Placenta Accreta Spectrum Care
Placenta accreta spectrum is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication. It occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the wall of the uterus and is unable to detach at childbirth. Women with this condition face complex pregnancies and deliveries. Some of the risks to mother and baby include second or third trimester bleeding, excessive blood loss at delivery, premature delivery and a need for a hysterectomy. A specialty care team has been created in order to provide advanced comprehensive care to these mother/baby pairs.
Pregestational and Gestational Diabetes Care
Diabetes present before and during pregnancy presents a high risk of birth defects, especially cardiac defects. Mothers with diabetes require support and management of glucose control and nutritional education during their pregnancy. Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists collaborate with your OB/Gyn doctor to manage diabetes during pregnancy.
Maternal Fetal Medicine is able to provide non-invasive screening for chromosome abnormalities and birth defects in the form of NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal testing). NIPT is a prenatal screening which looks at DNA from your baby's placenta in a sample of your blood to identify whether you're at increased risk of giving birth to a child with a genetic disorder. With invasive testing, diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are used to test for chromosomal abnormalities, open neural tube defects, and/or specific inherited diseases.