The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) is committed to bringing the same level of high-risk pregnancy care available at our main hospital to community hospitals north and west of Boston. The MFM specialists who practice at our main hospital also practice at Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough, MA; Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA; Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH; and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA. These collaborations enable patients to receive expert high-risk pregnancy care close to home.
Services offered at our community locations include:
Maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialist consultation and ultrasound evaluation for medical or obstetrical issues;
Level 2 ultrasound to evaluate a baby’s anatomy;
Amniocentesis, a procedure that screens amniotic fluid for chromosome abnormalities;
First trimester screening for potential genetic and anatomic defects, including ultrasound and fetal DNA blood testing.
We work closely with a patient’s primary obstetrician to coordinate care, including the development of a treatment plan. In most cases, our MFM specialists can address a patient’s high-risk pregnancy needs at the community hospital and then transition their care back to the primary obstetrician. In certain high-risk cases, however, we may recommend that patients continue care at our main campus in Boston.
Watch a video with Karen Davidson, MD, discussing high-risk pregnancy care at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA.