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Maternal Fetal Medicine Program

At Florida Hospital Orlando, we’re committed to providing the best women’s health services possible. Through our maternal-fetal medicine program, we specialize in high-risk obstetrics, offering individual pregnancy plans for high-risk mothers-to-be, innovative treatments and a certified genetic counselor. In addition, we offer advanced imaging technologies, including:

  • 3D/4D ultrasounds
  • Certified nuchal translucency screening for certain birth defects
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Genetic screening
  • Maternal serum screening
  • Targeted ultrasounds
  • Trimester ultrasounds

The specialists at Florida Hospital Orlando’s maternal-fetal medicine program provide tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, which look for genetic or chromosomal anomalies in a fetus. In addition, our experts make available seven tests for Down syndrome and other birth defects, as well as other tests of fetal well being.

The board-certified genetic counselor performs therapy, tests and family planning for families and children who have or are at risk of developing a genetic disease or disorder. The specialties include genetic counseling services for birth defects, cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, newborn screenings, developmental delays, teratogen, pediatric screening and more. The genetic counselor interacts directly with patients and their families, and along with the patient’s referring obstetrician or perinatologist, works to help the patient adjust to a variety of genetic issues.

Dr. Rachel Humphrey, Medical Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Services at Florida Hospital strives to be a true partner to her patients throughout their pregnancy. She and her team involve their patients every step of the way, working with them and their obstetricians, as well as the pediatric specialists at Florida Hospital for Children, to develop an individualized plan for their pregnancy and delivery that optimizes the health of both mother and baby. Combining her years of experience with the kind of compassion on which Florida Hospital has staked its reputation for more than a century, Dr. Humphrey helps her patients feel both fully informed and entirely at ease, even in the most trying of pregnancies.

Obstetrics High Risk Unit 

The Obstetrics High Risk Unit is designed to care for women who are experiencing pregnancy complications, medical complications during pregnancy or complications during delivery.  To care for these unique needs, our unit is comprised of private rooms and provides 24 hour obstetric and anesthesia coverage.  Our highly skilled team will provide compassionate care and assist you and your family during this time to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.  Our interdisciplinary healthcare team will collaborate with the Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Level III (NICU) teams to deliver care based on national standards to optimize your health and the health of your baby. 
You may be transferred by ground or helicopter depending on your clinical situation.  Upon arrival, you are received on the Labor and Delivery Unit, or our Obstetrics High Risk Unit, depending on care needs.  Our highly skilled Maternal Care team includes in-house, experienced Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN) physicians and specially trained nurses.  Additional physicians who may see you include a Maternal Fetal Medicine physician (Perinatologist) and Neonatologist.  A Perinatologist is a specialist in high risk obstetrics and a Neonatologist is a pediatrician specially trained to care for high risk, premature, and healthy babies.  If you are seen in our Labor and Delivery Unit first and it has been determined that delivery is not imminent, you may be transferred to the Obstetrics High Risk Unit.  
Through whole-person and family centered care, our highly skilled team collaborates to meet your specific physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.  As part of this care you may enjoy some of our amenities including DVD’s, games, arts and crafts, and music therapy.  You can stay in contact with family and friends with our WiFi Internet connection and our Childbirth Educators will ensure you’re ready for delivery through one-on-one education with you and your family.

At Florida Hospital Orlando and Florida Hospital for Children, our patients and their babies come first. With prayer, cutting-edge technology and a dedication to seeing each baby who comes through our doors live a healthy and full life, we’re privileged to see miracles happen every day. For more information contact us today at (855) 303-DOCS.