Women who have a high-risk pregnancy need specialized care to protect their health and the health of their baby.
The Saint Alphonsus Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic in Boise, Idaho, specializes in the treatment and care of women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk, either because of a condition that occurred before pregnancy or a complication with the mother or baby that occurs during pregnancy.
Our specialists provide complete obstetric care and are dedicated to supporting you and your family through a complicated pregnancy, while providing state-of-the-art, high-quality perinatal care. We work in consultation with your primary obstetrician, as well obstetric hospitalists and neonatologists, if needed, to ensure the best care possible.
Saint Alphonsus Maternal-Fetal Medicine has received special recognition and accreditation by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), which demonstrates our clinical excellence and commitment to high-quality diagnostic ultrasound services.
We help women manage medical or obstetric complications, such as:
- Premature labor.
- Fetal growth problems.
- Multiple gestation (twins, triplets).
- Placenta previa.
- Infectious diseases.
- Previous pregnancy loss.
- Thyroid disease.
- Lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
- Down syndrome.
- Cystic fibrosis.
- Muscular dystrophy.
Our certified genetic counselor offers:
- Preconception counseling: an evaluation before pregnancy to assess the risks, often for women with medical conditions, previous obstetric complications or genetic problems.
- Genetic counseling: an assessment of genetic risks that can be related to a genetic disorder, being age 35 or older or having had a child with a birth defect.
- Prenatal serum screening and review of results.
Perinatal services offered:
- First trimester screening: the earliest screening available to detect Down syndrome. Recommended for all women. It includes an ultrasound exam and a blood test.
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): the earliest diagnostic fetal genetic testing, performed at 11 to 13 weeks of pregnancy.
- Targeted (level II) ultrasound: This screening includes fetal echocardiography and 3D and 4D imaging if a fetal problem is suspected.
- Amniocentesis: genetic testing of amniotic fluid, performed at 15 to 20 weeks of pregnancy.
- Cordocentesis and intrauterine transfusion: a fetal blood sampling from the umbilical cord, under ultrasound guidance, to evaluate a serious fetal problem, such as infection or anemia. A fetal blood transfusion can also be given if baby is very anemic.
Should your baby have a problem that is diagnosed prenatally, we will work with our neonatal team and the appropriate pediatric subspecialists to provide your baby the best care possible.
The Saint Alphonsus Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic serves women in Boise and across the region. For more information on high-risk pregnancy, call us at 208-367-5544.
Our address is:
900 N. Liberty, Suite 206
Boise, Idaho 83704