Our Services : High Risk Perinatal Clinic

High Risk Perinatal Clinic

The High Risk Clinic is a comprehensive patient focused clinic that provides care to the mother and unborn baby in a complicated pregnancy. Our clinic is staffed by Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists and fellows from the University of Wisconsin faculty. The comprehensive team of specialists will assess, diagnose and treat your condition, giving your baby the best possible start in life.

The clinic is staffed by an interdisciplinary team that supports the Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, fellows and residents. The staff includes:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Dietician
  • Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Social Worker
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Medical Students


Patients Seen at the High Risk Perinatal Clinic

The following patients are seen by Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists, in partnership with their primary health care providers:

  • Patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures during pregnancy:
    • Comprehensive ultrasound
    • Chorionic villus sampling
    • Genetic amniocentesis
    • Fetal surgery or treatment
  • Women with medical or surgical disorders:
    • Heart disease and high blood pressure
    • Autoimmune diseases
    • Preeclampsia
    • Diabetes or other endocrine disorders
    • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease
    • Infectious diseases
    • Cancer
    • Obesity
    • Pulmonary Diseases
    • Many other conditions
  • Healthy women whose pregnancy is at markedly increased risk for adverse outcome:
    • Abnormal AFP (alpha fetoprotein) blood test
    • Multiple Gestations (Twins, triplets or more)
    • Recurrent pre-term labor and delivery
    • Premature rupture of membranes
    • Recurrent pregnancy loss
    • Suspected fetal growth restriction (baby not growing enough)
    • Fetal concerns (gastroschisis, CCAM, IUGR)

Services Provided

The following services are provided:

  • Prenatal care
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Prenatal consultation
  • Health education
  • Social services
  • Antepartum surveillance
  • Diabetes education and care
  • Smoking cessation program

If you wish to be seen at the High Risk Clinic, please discuss this option with your health care provider and ask them to submit a referral. Meriter will also confirm your state of health insurance.