For high-risk pregnancies

Our team of maternal fetal medicine specialists takes a multi-disciplinary approach to create a personalized care plan that’s right for both mom and baby. From preconception services to birth, these highly trained medical experts dedicate themselves to ensuring the best possible outcomes during a high-risk pregnancy. Risk factors for high-risk pregnancy include existing health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, obesity, multiple births, and pregnancy in teens and people over 35.

UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology works in collaboration with the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, designated by New York State as the Regional Perinatal Center for Western New York. The center benefits from the expertise of Thaddeus Waters, MD, Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University at Buffalo and Medical Director of the Perinatal Center. Hospitals from the region’s eight counties transfer their high-risk pregnant patients to Oishei Children’s Hospital for the highest level of medical care available. With WNY’s largest neonatal intensive care unit and teams of maternal fetal medicine physicians, pediatric surgeons and a full panel of pediatric subspecialists on site, our patients are given the highest level of care 24/7.

Our services include:

  • Preconception counseling
  • Genetic evaluation by a certified genetic counselor
  • Prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Ultrasound screening (targeted anomaly exams, nuchal translucency) including 3D/4D
  • Management of multiple gestation
  • Diabetic monitoring and testing
  • Nutritional counseling

  • Diagnosis and management of fetal anomalies (e.g., congenital diaphragmatic hernia, abdominal wall defects, lung lesions, twin transfusion syndrome, and skeletal dysplasia)
  • CVS/amniocentesis/PUBS/fetal transfusions
  • Consultation of chronic maternal medical conditions
  • Social work

Appointments are available at the Oishei Children’s Hospital. To make an appointment, or if you have questions, call the Perinatal Center at 716-323-6210.