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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to providing comprehensive care throughout your pregnancy. Our team is at the forefront of maternal and fetal medicine, advancing clinical care through research and discovery to benefit mothers and their babies.

Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists care for pregnancies that are both low and high risk, and conduct unique programs for managing complications in pregnancy, including multiple pregnancies, placental abnormalities, fetal anomalies, genetic disorders, nutritional issues and infectious diseases. Our goal as caregivers is to provide a woman and her family with the critical support that she needs to deliver a healthy baby.

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Our Treatments and Services
Our team offers a variety of treatments and services in the fields of prenatal care, genetic counseling, fetal diagnosis and management of high-risk pregnancies. 

Dr. Jeanne Sheffield

Meet Your Care Team
Our highly collaborative team, led by Jeanne Sheffield, M.D., provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for low- and high-risk pregnancies.

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Our Research
Our division is engaged in clinical, basic bench and epidemiological research to help better the lives of mothers and their babies.


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What is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist?

Dr. Jeanne Sheffield, director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Johns Hopkins, explains the role of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) and how MFMs collaborate with general obstetricians to achieve healthy outcomes for both mother and baby in high-risk pregnancies.

The Johns Hopkins Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Why Choose Us

Innovative high-risk pregnancy care: We offer evaluation and treatment for a variety of maternal conditions and diseases, multiple gestations, and known or suspected fetal anomalies.

Expert maternal-fetal medicine specialists: Our maternal-fetal specialists (perinatologists) are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of complex maternal-fetal conditions.

Nationally recognized research: The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is engaged in research to advance clinical care for mothers and their babies. Our strength lies in the expertise and diverse interests of our faculty members, and our collaborations with other disciplines and departments across the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

• Collaborative care: From maternal-fetal medicine specialists to genetic counselors, sonographers and our nursing staff, our team works together to guide women and their partners through the process of genetic counseling, fetal diagnostics and treatment, and labor and delivery.