Maternal Fetal Medicine

DHR Health Maternal Fetal Medicine provides a full-range of gynecologic and reproductive healthcare services, from pre-conception through delivery, in a nurturing environment that is founded on compassionate care. We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and on-going care for expectant mothers and their unborn babies who are at a high risk for serious health problems. Our innovative technologies allow us to provide better care for complicated pregnancies and to evaluate medical issues involving the baby. Procedures and medical services requiring hospitalization are readily available across the street from our office, at the DHR Health Women’s Hospital. We are on-call and ready to provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 
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 Pregestational and Gestational Diabetes Care

Pregestational and Gestational Diabetes Care

Diabetes present before and during pregnancy presents a high risk of birth defects, especially cardiac defects. Mothers with diabetes require support and management of glucose control and nutritional education during their pregnancy. Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists collaborate with your OB/Gyn doctor to manage diabetes during pregnancy.

24/7 Physician Services

24/7 Physician Services

Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists provide coverage for in hospital OB/Gyn patients at our DHR Health Women’s Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rest assured, you will have the support of your physician when needed most.

Advanced Surgical Procedures

Advanced Surgical Procedures

Our Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists are able to perform advanced surgical procedures in our DHR Health Women’s Hospital. Expectant mothers do not have to travel outside of the Rio Grande Valley for these critical procedures. Some of the procedures are fetal blood transfusions and fetal bladder drainage. Surgical interventions for cesarean section ectopic and cervical ectopic pregnancies are expertly performed by our MFM specialists.

Fetal Echocardiography Ultrasound

Fetal Echocardiography Ultrasound

DHR Health Maternal Fetal Medicine is one of only five in the state of Texas to become an accredited facility in Fetal Echocardiography Ultrasound. Many of our expectant mothers in the Rio Grande Valley are at a higher risk of fetal cardiac anomalies. Becoming AIUM accredited further demonstrates our commitment to quality and comprehensive care for the unborn child.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

For high-risk pregnancies, we work together with your OB/Gyn to obtain a successful mother/baby outcome. If an OB care provider finds a birth defect or growth problem, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists can start treatment before birth, providing monitoring, blood transfusions, and surgery to support the fetus until it is ready to arrive in the world.

In-Person Consultations

In-Person Consultations

Mothers with a history of Diabetes Mellitus, Lupus, recurrent miscarriages, and/or family history of genetic disorders can find expert consultation advice and management to obtain a successful pregnancy. Our Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors provide personal, compassionate care to patients here at DHR Health including pre-pregnancy and genetic counseling consultations.

Management of Medical Illnesses

Management of Medical Illnesses

Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists assist in managing illnesses such as Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Thyroid disorders, liver and kidney disorders, and other conditions that may cause a health risk to the mother and baby. Our physicians will work with you to manage your illness for a safe pregnancy.

Obstetric Ultrasound

Obstetric Ultrasound

The AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) is an association that is composed of ultrasound specialists that review quality of imaging and diagnosing through ultrasound. As the first clinic in the state of Texas to become an accredited facility in Advanced Level Obstetric Ultrasound, DHR Health assures quality throughout all of our ultrasound examinations.

Pediatric Subspecialist Services

Pediatric Subspecialist Services

A specialty care team has been created in order to provide advanced comprehensive care to babies with congenital anomalies and medical conditions. By collaborating with DHR Health Pediatric Services, you can feel confident that your child will receive the highest level of care from a well-rounded team.

Placenta Accreta Spectrum Care

Placenta Accreta Spectrum Care

Placenta accreta spectrum is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication. It occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the wall of the uterus and is unable to detach at childbirth. Women with this condition face complex pregnancies and deliveries. Some of the risks to mother and baby include second or third trimester bleeding, excessive blood loss at delivery, premature delivery and a need for a hysterectomy. A specialty care team has been created in order to provide advanced comprehensive care to these mother/baby pairs.

Prenatal Testing

Prenatal Testing

Maternal Fetal Medicine is able to provide non-invasive screening for chromosome abnormalities and birth defects in the form of NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal testing). NIPT is a prenatal screening which looks at DNA from your baby's placenta in a sample of your blood to identify whether you're at increased risk of giving birth to a child with a genetic disorder. With invasive testing, diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are used to test for chromosomal abnormalities, open neural tube defects, and/or specific inherited diseases.

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Kedak Baltajian, MD

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Cristela Hernandez, MD

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Fawzi Mahmoud Saoud, MD

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Edinburg

DHR Health Maternal Fetal Medicine

2821 Michael Angelo Drive, Suite 401
Edinburg, TX, 78539

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Edinburg

DHR Health Maternal Fetal Medicine

5119 S. McColl Rd,
Edinburg, TX, 78539

Hours: Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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