Pregnancy & Maternity Care


Pregnancy & Birth

Advanced care for women with complex and high-risk pregnancies

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Why CHoose Us

Academic leaders in maternal-fetal medicine


NewYork-Presbyterian is the only institution in New York State participating in the National Institutes of Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, which conducts studies to improve outcomes for mothers and newborns – particularly, studies around the causes of preterm delivery and high blood pressure.

Our Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine maternal-fetal medicine teams are headed by academic leaders who have advanced knowledge in pregnancy complications. These experts collaborate with colleagues in multiple disciplines, including neonatology, pediatrics, cardiology, anesthesiology, and surgery, to provide care tailored to your individualized needs.

COVID-19, pneumonia, heart failure & a newborn - a birthday like no other

Queens resident Primkumarie Bahadur was pregnant and feeling very ill. She tested positive for COVID-19 which soon developed into severe COVID-19 pneumonia and went by ambulance to a hospital close to her home. Her condition declined rapidly and she started going into heart failure. Primkumarie was too unstable to transport without ECMO, so the hospital called the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) team to see if she would be a candidate for transfer. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia promptly deployed their award-winning and nationally recognized ECMO team, including a surgeon, surgical fellow, perfusionist and critical care paramedics.

We successfully treat some of the highest risk pregnancies

If you are pregnant and at risk for complications, you may need the expertise of a collaborative maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) team that can increase the chance of having a healthy pregnancy and birth. MFM specialists are obstetrician-gynecologists with additional fellowship training in treating high-risk pregnancies.

NewYork-Presbyterian is nationally recognized for its MFM specialists and state-of-the-art facilities, offering the resources you’ll need throughout the entire journey of your pregnancy, delivery, and post-pregnancy.  In addition to the latest diagnostic tools and therapies, an extraordinary team of providers are committed to providing the highest level of care with compassion and concern for you and your baby.


A full spectrum of advanced care for you and your baby

Treatments we offer:

  • Prenatal genetic testing & diagnosis
  • Advanced maternal and fetal imaging and diagnostic tools
  • Complex maternal conditions
  • Fetal conditions & birth defects


Seamless access to a breadth of specialists

If you have a co-existing medical condition, you can receive care from renowned adult specialists such as cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, oncologists, urologists, immunologists, and others. These specialists are in the same medical center, and we can help you access them immediately before, during, and after childbirth, should you or your baby need them. Seamless access to this breadth of specialists is invaluable when expedient treatment can optimize the health of you and your baby.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our patients benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and the most advanced monitoring tools in our arsenal, including ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, Doppler ultrasound, fetal MRI, and genetic sonography to assess the developing fetus; first-trimester screening for Down syndrome, multiple pregnancies, and congenital disabilities; and prenatal diagnosis using amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and fetal blood sampling (cordocentesis).

Specialty programs for mother and baby

We have a wide range of campus-specific specialty programs dedicated to treating high-risk pregnancies:

  • The Mothers Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is a first-of-its-kind space dedicated to providing coordinated care to pregnant women with complex medical or surgical complications, including placenta accreta spectrum, diabetes, heart disease, congenital heart disease, neurologic disease, cancer, or a history of transplant.
  • The High-Risk Pregnancy Program within the robust Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center follows patients from preconception through the pregnancy journey, in either consultation or for overall prenatal care, and continues through their postpartum period and beyond.
  • The Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is dedicated to helping pregnant women and their families after a significant congenital disability or genetic condition has been detected. We believe that caring for babies with abnormalities starts before birth and continues into childhood with neonatal and long-term pediatric follow-up.

The Fetal Care Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is an internationally recognized facility for fetal diagnosis, counseling, and care.

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