Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Conditions

Expert Pregnancy Care for Women with Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease during pregnancy can pose unique challenges. Increased blood volume and other pregnancy changes can strain the heart, which can complicate existing conditions and introduce new cardiovascular issues. Our Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program provides the specialized care you need before, during and after pregnancy. Together, our specialists in maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy), cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery and cardiac nursing form an expert team that is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care for you and your baby.

Maternal Heart Disease Video: Watch Ali's Story - This video features Ali, a mother with a rare heart condition, who delivered her son at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Choose Us for Our Program in Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a deep history in both cardiology and maternity care. We ensure expert care for women with heart conditions that include congenital heart disease and defects, abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, structural heart disease, coronary artery disease and vascular disease.
  • Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists partner with world-class experts throughout the hospital to address preexisting medical conditions and those that develop during pregnancy. You can be sure you are getting the best possible care with a personalized plan to address all your concerns.
  • Our team of experts offer Virtual Visits to connect with you while you stay at home. Many appointments, including an initial consult, second opinion, monitoring, or follow-up care, can effectively be held virtually so you can begin or continue your care.
  • If needed, our state-of-the-art 66-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers the most advanced technology in New England for premature babies and newborns with medical needs.


Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are available to connect with you in person and with Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, call 617-732-5130 or submit the form below.

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