Special Delivery

When pregnancy gets high-risk, these experts treat mother and child

Mother with Infant

In a perfect world, every pregnancy would go smoothly. But occasionally, complications arise that put mother, fetus, or both, at risk. When the path of pregnancy strays toward complication and serious risk, the maternal-fetal medicine physicians of UT Southwestern, collaborating with experts from Children’s Medical Center Dallas, can help.

Together, they offer coordinated, comprehensive care for both mother and child before, during, and after birth as part of a new partnership for the treatment of complex pregnancy and newborn care.

The multidisciplinary team includes specialists with advanced training in maternal-fetal medicine, along with experts in neonatology, pediatric surgery, cardiology, and other pediatric subspecialties.

“We’re more than a maternal-fetal medicine practice,” says Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “We’re a university health system where pregnant women have broad and ready access to both adult and pediatric subspecialists, as well as a University Hospital with a Level IIIB neonatal intensive care unit.”

Specialists also offer a full range of outpatient services on the UT Southwestern campus. With one call to 214-645-8300, patients or their referring physicians can arrange for:

  •  First trimester screening
  • Routine and targeted 3-and 4-D ultrasound
  • Prenatal genetic counseling
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal blood sampling
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  •  Evaluation and consultation
  • Coordination of care — prenatal assessment, delivery planning, and postnatal management

Off-campus facilities

Outpatient services are also available in Plano at the UT Southwestern Maternal-Fetal Medicine office at Children’s Medical Center at Legacy. For appointments or information on the Legacy location, call 469-303-3591.