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The University of Chicago Medicine - The Family Birth Center

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Sofia's story: When a rare, life-threatening tumor was detected growing on the neck of her unborn son, Sofia Espinoza trusted our dream team of experts to safely orchestrate the complicated delivery.

During pregnancy, certain health conditions and risk factors may make some women and babies vulnerable to potential complications. To support the healthiest possible outcome for mother and baby, women with high-risk pregnancies require specialized care from maternal-fetal medicine experts.

At the Family Birth Center, our multidisciplinary maternal-fetal medicine team provides the highest level of comprehensive and compassionate high-risk pregnancy care. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, discuss your potential risk factors with your physician. If you have elevated risk, it's particularly important that you understand:

Distinguished Expertise in High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Historically, University of Chicago experts have extensive experience in effectively managing risk in even the most medically complicated pregnancies. As one of only 10 regional perinatal centers in Illinois, we serve as a referral center for women with high-risk pregnancies and the babies they carry. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists provide high-risk obstetrical care to patients referred by physicians from several counties Illinois and northern Indiana.

Our Locations

Ultrasounds and consultations are available at the University of Chicago Medicine main campus in Hyde Park, at our Silver Cross Hospital clinic in New Lenox, Illinois, and at our University of Chicago Health Specialists clinic in Schererville, Indiana.


Zakia & Baby Kahari

Team supports mom and premature son through complications