About St. Luke's Maternal Fetal Medicine
As one of just a few maternal fetal medicine specialty centers in the Northwest, St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine sees patients from across Idaho and the surrounding states. St. Luke's is the longest standing MFM practice in Idaho.
Staffed by four board-certified MFM specialists, our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art sonography equipment, including 3-D ultrasound, and the special skills involved in their interpretation and management. Our ultrasound practice is certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, with a referral area that consists of Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northern Nevada. In addition, St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine maintains a state-of-the-art maternal transport team that works closely with St. Luke’s neonatal transport team and is a part of Air St Luke’s, Idaho’s most comprehensive emergency medical transport service.
The physicians at St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine have the training, education, and experience to provide the special care your pregnancy may require, or to provide guidance to your primary care obstetrical provider. We also provide state-of-the-art testing and monitoring of the fetus. Our goal is a healthy outcome for both mother and baby.
The staff at St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine is well equipped to handle medical complications of pregnancy. In addition to our physicians, we have certified genetic counselors and certified sonographers. Click below for a brief description of the more common problems addressed and services provided.
- Fetal Surveillance
- Genetic testing
- Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis Options
- Umbilical blood sampling
Common Problems Addressed
- Asthma or other lung disease
- Family history of genetic disorder
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure), including pre-eclampsia
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease/ulcerative colitis)
- Kidney disease, including transplants
- Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others
- Multiple gestation (twins, triplets, and more)
- Premature labor
- Previous fetal abnormality
- Previous growth delay
- Seizure disorders
- Thyroid disease
In each of these special problem pregnancies, we can care for the patient exclusively or provide guidance to their primary care provider. In many circumstances, such as severe maternal heart or kidney disease, we work closely with the mothers specialist (kidney doctor, cardiologist, etc.) and primary care physician to enhance the pregnancy outcome. Many special cases require continuing discussion with our neonatal specialists as well as pediatric subspecialists at St. Lukes Childrens Specialty Center.