Women & Children's Services at Valley Health

High Risk Obstetrics

High Risk Obstetrics

At Valley Health, we know that even minor complications during pregnancy can cause significant concern and treating those complications begins with specialized care.

Valley Health has partnered with Shenandoah Valley Maternal Fetal Medicine (SVMFM) to provide this specialized care. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists, also known as MFM specialists, perinatologists and high-risk pregnancy physicians; are highly trained obstetrician/gynecologists with advanced expertise in obstetric, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy and their effects on the mother and the unborn baby (fetus). The physicians and staff at SVMFM are experts in the management of high risk pregnancies. Comprehensive services are available to women in a caring and compassionate environment. These services may include counseling on testing options as well as the coordination of care with the primary obstetrical provider. Services are tailored to the needs of the patient and her family. To learn more, click here

Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction. Although conceiving a child may seem to be simple and natural, the physiological process is quite complicated and depends on the proper function of many factors, including production of healthy sperm by the man, production of healthy eggs by the woman, unblocked fallopian tubes that allow the sperm to reach the egg, the sperm's ability to fertilize the egg, the ability of the fertilized egg to become implanted in the uterus, and adequate embryo quality. When conception does not occur after one year of unprotected intercourse, after six months in women over age 35, or if there are known problems causing infertility, a medical evaluation of both the male and female is recommended. To learn more, click here.

To find an OB/GYN or a physician specializing in maternal-fetal medicine or infertility, click here.