Maternal Fetal Medicine

When you discover your pregnancy is considered high risk, you want the best care for you and your growing baby. Atrium Health Navicent is home to one of only a handful of maternal fetal medicine teams in the state and to the only hospital in Central Georgia to care for high-risk pregnancies.

As specialists in pregnancy complications – and the anxieties that come with them – count on us for thorough tests, detailed answers and specialized care, plus peace of mind that you and your baby are in the very best hands.

Call 478-633-0404 to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Why choose Atrium Health Navicent?

  • Unmatched care: If your pregnancy requires special treatment, we offer a level of care and expertise you can’t find just anywhere. In fact, we’re the only perinatal center serving Central Georgia and 1 of only 6 specially qualified hospitals in the state designated to providing the most advanced care for high-risk mothers and infants.
  • Highly specialized team: Our highly trained perinatologists, or high-risk obstetricians, partner with neonatologists and your OB/GYN to provide expert, specialized care every step of the way.
  • State-of-the-art perinatal unit: If your condition requires hospitalization during pregnancy or additional support during delivery, you get direct access to the Atrium Health Navicent Family Birth Center in Macon, GA. With state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, specially trained staff and a unit dedicated to high-risk births, we ensure the best possible outcome for you and your unborn baby.

Patient care – what we treat

Whether you have an existing condition that puts your pregnancy at risk or develop a new condition during pregnancy, we’ll help you understand your diagnosis and treatment at every step.

You may require high-risk pregnancy care if you:

  • Are carrying a baby with a congenital condition
  • Have a family history or previous child with congenital or genetic conditions
  • Have a history of pregnancy-related complications, such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetes
  • Have a history of poor pregnancy outcomes, including stillbirth and preterm delivery
  • Have a serious medical condition, like heart disease or high blood pressure
  • Are expecting multiples, including twins and triplets
  • Will be 35 years old or older at the time of delivery
Pregnancy-related conditions and complications we treat include:
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preterm labor
  • Placenta previa
  • Placental abruption
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Abnormal fetal growth
  • Premature rupture of membranes (“water” breaks before 37 weeks)
  • Fetal anemia
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Higher order multiple gestation (multiple pregnancies with 3 or more fetuses)
  • Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

Care and procedures

With registered sonographers, state-of-the-art ultrasounds and in-office tests, we provide a clear diagnosis and customized treatment plan for you and your baby.

Our high-risk pregnancy care includes:

  • Preconception counseling to help you understand how a preexisting condition, pregnancy history or other risk factor might affect your pregnancy
  • Labor and delivery consultations to help you prepare for a birth experience that’s as safe and free of complications as possible
  • Management of high-risk pregnancy conditions and complications, with care that can start before pregnancy and continue through delivery and after your baby is born
  • Diagnostic testing and ultrasounds, including level 2 ultrasounds for the most detailed images
In some cases, more complex testing or treatment may be needed. A few procedures we perform include:
  • Amniocentesis, which analyzes the cells in fluid from the amniotic sac for abnormalities and defects
  • Rescue cerclage, where we temporarily stitch the cervix closed to prevent preterm labor
  • Cesarean hysterectomy, where we remove the uterus during a C-section delivery
  • Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT), a special C-section delivery where the baby receives immediate care and treatment before the umbilical cord is cut
  • Amnioreduction, where excess amniotic fluid is removed


Our board-certified maternal fetal medicine doctors specialize in the care and treatment of high-risk pregnancies. In addition to extensive training, they have years of experience delivering the best outcomes for moms and their unborn babies.

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Atrium Health Navicent Women's Care Maternal Fetal Medicine
840 Pine Street / Suite 990
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-633-0404