Maternal-Fetal Medicine Collaboration

Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians are a critical part of the team taking care of mothers and their babies from the time of diagnosis onwards. These physicians have special training in the counseling and care of women with complicated pregnancies, and understand the special concerns and needs of these mothers and babies.

The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health will partner with each patient’s own obstetrician and/or MFM physician. In addition, we collaborate with the MFM physicians from Northwestern Medicine to review cases and help determine a plan for management of the mother for the remainder of the pregnancy. MFM consultations are available if a second opinion is desired or if the mother and/or baby would benefit from delivering closer to Lurie Children’s.

Expectant parents commonly receive consultations at Northwestern Medicine’s main campus in downtown Chicago. MFM physicians can also provide consultations at the following Lurie Children’s partner hospitals. 

Northwestern Medicine Main Campus

Outpatient services, including ultrasound and consultations, are offered every Monday through Friday, at Prentice Women’s Hospital or the Galter Pavilion. To make an appointment, please call 312.695.1420.

Genetic counseling and testing are available Monday through Friday at Northwestern Medicine Main Campus. To make an appointment with the genetic counselor, call 312.472.4151.

Lake Forest Appointments & Consultations

Consultations are offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ultrasounds services are available  Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, please call 312.694.8973.

Genetic counseling and testing are available Monday through Friday at Northwestern Medicine Main Campus, and on Mondays and Thursdays at Lake Forest. To make an appointment with the genetic counselor, call 312.472.4151.

Norwegian American Hospital Appointments & Consultations

Outpatient services, including ultrasound, consultation and certain types of genetic testing, are offered Tuesday and Wednesday morning. To make an appointment, please call 773.292.7477.

Physician to Physician Consultations

Our physicians are also on call 24/7 for doctor-to-doctor consultations.

  • On weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., physicians can call 312.472.2032 for a consultation.
  • On evenings between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. and during the weekend, please call 312.695.7542.

The maternal-fetal medicine team from Northwestern Medicine includes: