Recent data shows 20-50% of maternal mortality cases are preventable. Dr Joanne Stone, a maternal fetal medicine (MFM) speaks about how moms-to-be can prevent the preventable during pregnancy.
Georgie Kovacs: What does a maternal fetal medicine specialist do?
Dr Joanne Stone: A maternal fetal medicine specialist (MFM) is somebody that specializes in the care of high risk pregnancies. In the United States, it requires a four year residency in obstetrics and gynecology and then another three years. We cover a gamut of medical, maternal medical conditions, fetal conditions, and things that might develop during pregnancy.
We take care of women who have underlying medical disorders such as:
Coronary artery artery disease