What is High-Risk Pregnancy? | Services & Care | MedStar Health

Every expectant mother hopes for a smooth pregnancy. Some women may require some extra support for certain things, such as:

  • Multiple fetuses
  • Chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease
  • Babies who are not developing normally


At MedStar Health, we have specialists who focus on prenatal evaluation and care.

Services they provide include:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine counseling
  • Reproductive genetics counseling
  • Fetal diagnosis
  • Cancer genetics

Our team of specialists has performed thousands of fetal diagnostic procedures, such as:

  • First trimester screening and nuchal translucency
  • Detailed fetal ultrasound (Level II or targeted), including Doppler waveform studies
  • Chorionic villus sampling (transabdominal and transcervical)
  • Placental biopsy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Fetal monitoring with biophysical profiles and non-stress tests

These tests can identify fetal chromosomal abnormalities, congenital anomalies, and fetal growth abnormalities, as well as confirm a healthy baby.

Learn more:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Genetic services

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Our locations

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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

9000 Franklin Square Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21239

MedStar Harbor Hospital

3001 S. Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

201 E. University Pkwy.
Baltimore, MD 21218

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC, 20007

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

18101 Prince Philip Dr.
Olney, MD 20832

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

7503 Surratts Rd.
Clinton, MD 20735

MedStar St Mary's Hospital

25500 Point Lookout Rd.
Leonardtown, MD 20650

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

MedStar Health: Women's Health at Dundalk

1576 Merritt Boulevard
Ste. 16
Baltimore, MD 21222


MedStar Health: Primary Care at Honeygo Center

5009 Honeygo Center Dr.
Ste. 216
Perry Hall, MD 21128

MedStar Health: Medical Center at Lafayette Centre

1133 21st St., NW
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

MedStar Health: Women's Health at Waldorf

7501 Surratts Rd.
Suite 308
Clinton, MD 20735