UT Medicine Women's Health Center

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Appointments - 210-450-9500


At UT Health San Antonio, we specialize in high-risk pregnancies. If you're having problems with your pregnancy – such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease – UT Health San Antonio is here for you. Every type of specialist you may need is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In partnership with University Hospital System, we are one of the few providers of high-risk obstetric services by Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) doctors in San Antonio. A MFM Specialist has an additional three years of specialty obstetrics education. This training provides more experience in obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy. Some of the common high-risk pregnancy conditions our MFM doctors care for include:

  • Placenta (accreta/percreta) evaluation and management
  • Advanced maternal age (35 or older)
  • Asthma or other pulmonary diseases
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Cancer in pregnancy
  • Congenital fetal anomalies
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal anemia and other complications
  • Cardiac disease
  • Genetics diseases
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Intrauterine fetal growth restriction
  • Isoimmunization
  • Medical/surgical complications of pregnancy
  • Multiple gestation (twins, triplets and more)
  • Perinatal infections (bacterial or viral
  • infections)
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Previous history of preterm delivery
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Thrombophilias/clotting disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Trauma in pregnancy
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)

Advanced prenatal diagnostic services are also available including:

  • Genetic counseling
  • Ultrasound screening to take a close look at your baby
  • First and second trimester aneuploidy screening
  • Cell-free fetal DNA testing
  • Evaluation of abnormal aneuploidy screening tests
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal umbilical cord sampling and other fetal procedures

Our MFM program offers every high-risk patient, whether in the hospital or at one of our clinics, access to a Perinatal Coordinator. This specially-trained nurse will make sure both mom and baby get the care they need while answering any questions about pregnancy and delivery.

Click here to download the Maternal-Fetal Medicine brochure.