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What is the clinical difference between maternal-fetal medicine and neonatal-perinatal medicine?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Mfm is a subspecialty of obstetrics/gynecology and deals with both fetal and maternal pathology. Perinatal/neonatal medicine is a descriptive term for both mfm and neonatologists (subspecialists of pediatrics).

Answered Jun 2, 2018


Dr. Carol Major answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A maternal fetal medicine specialist is a doctor who specializes in complicated pregnancies. The pregnancy complications may be maternal in origin ( i.e. a mom with diabetes) or it could be fetal in origin ( i.e. a birth defect in the fetus) . A neonatal perinatal specialist is a doctor who specializes in taking care of high risk babies-- for example, premature babies or babies with anomalies.

Answered Oct 11, 2018



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