Maternal Fetal Medicine
Managing High-Risk Pregnancy
Not all pregnancies are routine. When complications occur, you can be confident that you and your baby are in expert hands with the maternal fetal medicine specialists at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. As leading authorities in preterm birth and high-risk pregnancies, our doctors provide comprehensive care for expectant mothers who have chronic health problems or develop unexpected problems during pregnancy.
We guide women through pregnancy while managing conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, diabetes, thyroid disorders, and kidney disease, as well as early labor and bleeding, and caring for those carrying multiples. Our specialists work closely with obstetricians, certified nurse-midwives, and family doctors to coordinate care and keep women and their babies healthy — before, during, and after pregnancy.
What Our Genes Reveal
Do you carry an inherited disease? Are you at risk for certain illnesses? Our genes have a profound influence on our health. At UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, we’re empowering women and their families with genetics-based research and information to diagnose and treat genetic conditions and deliver pioneering, personalized, and informed care.
Offering the region’s most comprehensive clinical genetics services, we provide genetic testing and counseling from pre-conception and pregnancy, through childhood and adulthood. Our specially trained experts help families understand genetic disease and risk factors and make informed decisions about testing and treatment. Our services range from family planning, prenatal counseling, and pregnancy screening, to complex fetal surgery to repair birth defects. We also provide cancer risk assessment and screening and genetic counseling for adults with a suspected inherited disorder.
Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center
Saving Lives Before Birth
Caring for an unborn child with a medical problem requires both expertise and innovation in pregnancy and women’s health care — the kind of specialization you will find at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
Our Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center, in collaboration with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, brings together multidisciplinary teams of doctors, specialists, counselors, and researchers to care for your unborn child. We offer state-of-the-art fetal care for severe illnesses or dangerous medical conditions that will only progress during pregnancy — and for which treatment after birth is often too late.
We are among a handful of fetal specialty centers nationally leading the development of new diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures aimed at correcting problems in the womb — and delivering healthier newborns.
The Power of Possibilities
Getting pregnant isn’t always easy — and determining why you can’t conceive can be equally challenging. For 10 to 20 percent of all couples, infertility is a very real issue. Couples who struggle to become parents can turn to the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for help and support.
Our fertility specialists offer up-to-the-minute technology and services in a space that is warm and welcoming. After determining the cause of your infertility, we will create a treatment plan customized to meet your needs. Our advanced services include in vitro fertilization, genetic screening to select the most viable embryos, and fertility preservation options for men and women.
Women's Cancer Care
Charting New Frontiers
“You have cancer.” If you’ve ever heard these words, you know the rush of anxiety and worry they raise. At UPMC Magee-Womens Cancer Center, we partner every day with women to discover promising new ways to prevent, diagnose, treat, and even cure cancer. As part of the renowned UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we are at the forefront of the latest advances in science and medicine.
State-of-the-art research and groundbreaking clinical discoveries by our doctors and specialists enable us to deliver the latest in women’s cancer treatments, including revolutionary new therapies available only through clinical trials. By linking world-class cancer research and cutting-edge treatments with compassionate care, we are helping women face cancer with confidence and strength.