(MFM) is the branch of obstetrics
that focuses on the medical
management of high-risk pregnancies. Management includes monitoring and treatment including comprehensive ultrasound, chorionic villus sampling, genetic amniocentesis, and fetal surgery or treatment. An obstetrician who practices maternal-fetal medicine sometimes is known as a perinatologist
. This is a sub specialty to obstetrics and gynecology
mainly used for patients with high risk pregnancies.