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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Our experienced UCSF Health maternal-fetal medicine team offers highly specialized, comprehensive and compassionate care for expecting mothers with high-risk pregnancies.

Your pregnancy may be considered high risk for various reasons related to your health, to your baby's health or both – for example, carrying twins or greater multiples; maternal heart disease, hypertension or diabetes; placenta accreta spectrum (PAS); any type of fetal anomaly; and other pregnancy complications. Pregnancy in women with a neurologic, immunologic, gastrointestinal or genitourinary disorder may also be considered high risk.

MFM providers in high-risk pregnancy clinics and programs at UCSF include perinatologists (ob-gyns who specialize in high-risk pregnancy) and other high-risk specialists, midwives and nurse practitioners. We also work hand-in-hand with other UCSF pregnancy providers, as needed. With the help of our support staff, we coordinate all aspects of your care, from consultation, testing and diagnosis through delivery and long-term follow-up.

Find a clinic

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay – Fourth Street

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Antenatal Testing Center

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Prenatal Diagnostic Center

See all five of our Northern California locations and learn more about the program.

Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment (PACT) Program

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Third floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mount Zion

2356 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94143

More about high-risk pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes refers to diabetes that is diagnosed during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes occurs in about 7 percent of all pregnancies. Learn more.

Multidisciplinary Approach to the Placenta Service (MAPS) Program

This program diagnoses and cares for people with placenta accreta spectrum (PAS), a high-risk pregnancy complication that can lead to life-threatening bleeding after birth.

Our stories

At 19 weeks, they did a laser procedure to separate the connections…At 35 weeks, I had two beautiful, healthy babies.

Meghann Bauer

At 15 weeks pregnant with twin boys, Meghann Bauer was devastated to learn that the babies' lives were at risk. She was diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a circulation imbalance that can occur when twins share the same placenta, in which one twin receives too much blood and the other too little. Bauer's doctor reassured her that there were treatments available and that the best place to go was UCSF.

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