Preexisting Medical Conditions and Pregnancy

Achieve a Healthy Pregnancy Despite Preexisting Conditions

If you have a preexisting medical condition, it is ideal to consult with a high-risk pregnancy physician (also called a maternal-fetal medicine specialist) before becoming pregnant. Once you are pregnant, the supportive team members of our high-risk pregnancy clinics work together and with you. They create an individualized care plan aimed specifically at your needs. This ensures that your condition is being monitored before, during and after pregnancy and that all precautions are taken for you and your baby.

We offer multidisciplinary clinics for women with:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Blood disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis and other neurologic conditions
  • Cancer
  • Asthma and other lung diseases
  • Mental health needs
  • Lupus and other rheumatologic disorders.

Our Safe Care Commitment

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. We know that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future, so we're taking a comprehensive approach to provide you and your loved ones the safest possible environment. Read our Safe Care Commitment.

Why Choose Us for High-Risk Pregnancy

  • Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists partner with world-renowned experts throughout the hospital to address nearly every medical condition – common or rare – that could affect a pregnancy.
  • 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.
  • Our Women’s Epilepsy Program is a national leader in helping women with epilepsy achieve a safe and healthy pregnancy.
  • 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 babies born early or with medical needs.
  • Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists collaborate with community-based obstetricians to co-manage patients throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire


We understand that you may have concerns and want to assure you that we are steadfast in our commitment to safely providing the care you need. 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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