Sometimes women who are pregnant are considered “high-risk.” This includes mothers-to-be with chronic health problems as well as mothers who face unexpected problems during pregnancy like high blood pressure, early labor, or bleeding. For these women, BMC has Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians. These physicians specialize in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. They are OB/GYN doctors who do an additional 2-3 years of education to specialize as high-risk pregnancy experts. MFM physicians also care for the mother and the baby in the event of a complication during pregnancy.  This range of services allows for the best possible outcome for mother and baby. Services include:

"I’m very happy I met Dr. Abbot. I’m very happy that I was able to find out my diagnosis. After my two miscarriages I was left with no answers. Until I met Dr. Abbott. I’m looking forward for this pregnancy."

~ Anonymous

 

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The Maternal Fetal Medicine Team

Ingrid St. Hill
Scheduler

Aviva Lee-Parritz, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chair and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Diabetes in pregnancy, Cervical incompetence, Surgical complications of pregnancy, Maternal heart disease, Medical complications of pregnancy

Women and Infants Center

Jodi F Abbott, MD, MSc, MHCM

Physician, Maternal Fetal Medicine
Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Dean for Patient Safety & QI Education
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Evaluation of Stillbirth and Fetal Loss, Prenatal Diagnosis

Daphne B Landau, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Glenn R Markenson, MD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

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Erica Holland, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Special Interests

Care of high risk pregnancies such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, autoimmune disorders of pregnancy, histories of preterm birth, cervical insufficiency and intrauterine demise, as well as substance use disorders complicating pregnancy and obstetrical ultrasound

Christina D Yarrington, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Diabetes in pregnancy, Autoimmune disease in pregnancy, Lupus in pregnancy, Obesity medicine