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What is a perinatologist?

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If your pregnancy is considered high risk, your doctor may refer you to a perinatologist. Also called a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, a perinatologist is an obstetrician with special training in high-risk pregnancy care. This specialist will work with your other doctors, nurses, and other health-care professionals to ensure the best possible outcome for both you and your baby.

SOURCES:

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

The University of Pennsylvania Penn Medicine: "Maternal Fetal Medicine (High-risk Pregnancy)."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

Drexel University College of Medicine: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Later Age Pregnancy."

Cedars-Sinai Health System: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

SOURCES:

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

The University of Pennsylvania Penn Medicine: "Maternal Fetal Medicine (High-risk Pregnancy)."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

Drexel University College of Medicine: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Later Age Pregnancy."

Cedars-Sinai Health System: "High-Risk Pregnancy."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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