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Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Donna Neale, MD

Congratulations! Expecting a baby is a very exciting time in a woman’s life and we want to help you have a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. The best way to do that is to have the appropriate knowledge and take the necessary steps to ensure the well-being of both mother and baby.


The Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine is located at the Little Patuxent Specialty Care Center at Howard County General Hospital (11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 100), a designated Perinatal Referral Center by the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems. 


The Center is equipped to manage any high-risk situation that may arise during your pregnancy and to provide you with comprehensive care.  The center provides:

  • Coverage by board-certified maternal fetal specialists
  • Consultative and co-management services for all medical complications of pregnancy such as cervical incompetence, maternal diabetes, and hypertension
  • Certified genetic counselors
  • First-trimester screening to better delineate the risks of Down syndrome, Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18
  • 4D imaging, when necessary, to study your baby’s anatomical development and fetal growth
  • Fetal assessment center for antenatal testing profiles
  • Testing for maternal diabetes and hypertension
  • Fetal echocardiogram program
  • Diabetes in pregnancy program

Informative Videos

High Risk Pregnancy VideosPregnancy Video Series with Dr. Donna Neale


The Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine is an AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) accredited prenatal diagnosis center that employs specially trained and registered sonographers to perform routine first-trimester screenings and 20-week fetal anatomy screenings that are more detailed than those typically offered by OB/GYN offices. We encourage any patient, high-risk or otherwise, who is interested in having these state-of-the-art tests to get a referral from her doctor.

The Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine offers a multidisciplinary team approach working with your own OB/GYN, perinatologist, neonatologist, pediatric subspecialist, genetic counselors and patient educators throughout your pregnancy and, if needed, during your delivery at Howard County General Hospital. Our goal is to develop a health care plan that addresses the needs of you and your baby.

Our Physicians

Photo of Dr. Abimbola Aina, MD

Aina, Abimbola, MD

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Photo of Dr. Donna Maria Neale, MD

Neale, Donna Maria, MD

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Assistant Professor
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Womens Reproductive Health
Photo of Dr. Svena Delina Julien, MD

Julien, Svena Delina, MD

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Gynecology and Obstetrics

Contact Us

For more information, please call 410-740-7903. 

The Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine
11065 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 100
Columbia, MD  21044
Building Number 5 on the CAMPUS MAP

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