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What is the difference between neonatologist and a perinatologist?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Mother-fetus/newborn: Neo(new)natologists care for babies in the first month of their life and sometimes beyond. Peri(around)natologists care for fetuses during and before the time of birth. Newer term is maternal-fetal medicine, a subscpecialty focusing on maternal and fetal health throughout and sometimes before pregnancy. Neonatologist has peds residency + neonatology fellowship. Perinatologist has obgyn + mfm ed.

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