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What is the difference between neonatologist and a perinatologist?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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