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Women & Infants' Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine specializes in providing care to women who are at risk of delivering prematurely or who encounter a pregnancy-related complication that warrants close monitoring. The division is an integral part of the Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy.

Prenatal Care for Patients with High-Risk Pregnancies

Prenatal care for patients with high-risk pregnancies is provided at the Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Clinic located at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center, 2 Dudley Street, 5th Floor, Providence. For women whose pregnancies require closer monitoring, the high-risk Antenatal Care Unit at Women & Infants is designed to provide comprehensive inpatient care, in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome for mother and baby.

The MFM Clinic provides high quality, comprehensive obstetrical outpatient care for women who are transferred from their primary obstetrical provider because of a maternal, fetal or obstetric complication.  

The clinical staff includes specialty-trained physicians, registered nurses, nutritionists and social workers, all focused on caring for the patient and her unborn baby.


Physicians can call for an appointment or consult. For inpatient or after-hours consults and/or ultrasounds, call (401) 274-1100 and ask the hospital operator to page the MFM attending on duty.

Prenatal Testing

Sometimes a woman's medical problems or family history can have an effect on her unborn baby. Other times, unborn fetuses can have problems of their own. The physicians and staff at the Prenatal Diagnosis Center (PDC) have the special expertise necessary to make sure both you and your baby get the best possible care during your pregnancy. The PDC provides specialized services and testing, comprehensive screening, fetal assessment and genetic counseling to help you and your physician better understand your pregnancy. Tests includes level II ultrasounds, amniocentesis, integrated screening test and chorionic villus sampling (CVS).

Genetic Counseling

The Prenatal Diagnosis Center (PDC) offers you and your partner the option of genetic counseling. Genetic counseling may be helpful to you if you have a known genetic disorder, take medication, if there are diseases that run in your family, or you’ve had a test in your pregnancy that indicates your baby might have a birth defect.

Fetal Assessment

Sometimes, we need to test the health of your unborn baby. The Prenatal Diagnosis Center offers non-stress tests and biophysical profile and amniotic fluid index tests.

Diabetes in Pregnancy Program

We provide a wide variety of services for women who are pregnant and have diabetes, whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes or develop diabetes during your pregnancy (gestational diabetes).