Maternal Fetal Medicine (High Risk OB) Clinic
The UAB Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine is one of the nation's top programs of its kind, providing high-risk obstetric care with the most advanced diagnostic services and treatments for women with special pregnancy concerns, including advanced age, multiple fetuses, diabetes, complicated pregnancy history or other medical conditions. UAB obstetricians are specialists and subspecialists in their field, and provide the highest level of care for our patients. All of UAB's high-risk care physicians hold board certifications in both obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. One is also board-certified in genetics. Doctors at UAB are nationally recognized experts in caring for women with complicated pregnancies. The team also includes a personal labor nurse and three anesthesia specialists for cesarean delivery and epidural care.
Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our high-tech care includes:
- First trimester diagnosis
- Genetic testing and counseling
- The most advanced ultrasound and fetal imaging capabilities
- 24-hour in-house Maternal-Fetal Medicine physicians and neonatologists
UAB's Maternal Fetal Medicine Program is one of the largest in the country. We are one of only 14 centers nationwide, and the only one in Alabama to participate in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. This partnership has produced groundbreaking achievements in high-risk pregnancy research.
Our physicians can manage pregnancy complications such as:
- Rh sensitization
- Vascular disease
- Multiple births
- High blood pressure
- Heart, lung or kidney problems
- Premature delivery risk
In addition, we offer:
- 4D Ultrasound technology, giving you a detailed image of your baby’s face
- Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Testing
Women & Infants Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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In addition to metered spaces on the street, UAB Hospital offers convenient deck parking.
The 4th Avenue Deck is a new, state-of-the-art parking facility located on 4th Avenue South between 18th & 19th Streets. The deck is owned and operated by the Educational Foundation and provides convenient parking for the patients and visitors coming to UAB Hospital. The deck features walk-up payment machines and parking Ambassadors dedicated to assisting the public. The maximum 24-hour rate is $6. Those parking in the 4th Avenue Deck must take the ticket they received when they parked in the deck with them, since it will be used later to pay deck charges upon exiting. Persons who require wheelchair assistance may inform staff stationed on the second floor in the Sky Lobby.
Parking is also available in Deck 3 (University Boulevard Deck located on University Boulevard between 19th and 20th Streets) and Deck 4 (6th Avenue Deck, located on 6th Avenue South between 19th and 20th Streets). The maximum 24-hour rate in these decks is $6.
UAB’s maternal-fetal medicine specialists require a physician referral and medical records. To make an appointment, call 205-934-9999.
After Hours and Emergencies
To contact your physician after hours, call UAB Paging at 205-934-3411. If this is a true medical emergency, dial 911 for immediate assistance.
What to Bring with You
When you come to your appointment, please bring your insurance card, all prescription and over the counter medications that you are currently taking, and any additional information your referring physician has not already sent to our clinic.
We kindly ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before a new patient appointment to allow for adequate time for completing registration paperwork. Also, please allow 72 hours for obtaining a physician referral or pre-certification.
We accept most forms of insurance; however, check with us to make sure that your particular coverage is approved. When you visit, please bring the proper insurance identification cards so that we can submit your claims to your insurance company. If you are required to file personally for your company's insurance, we will provide you with all necessary forms to file your own claim. When your visit is completed, you will be expected to pay any charges that will not be reimbursed by insurance (e.g. co-payments and deductibles), unless you have made prior arrangements with one of our financial counselors. Because your insurance coverage is a contract between you and your insurance company, it is your responsibility to obtain any physician referral precertification that your insurance company requires in order for your visit to be covered.
Please allow 2-4 weeks from the time of any labs or tests performed in this clinic for results to be completely processed. You will be notified of any normal test results either by telephone, mail, or at your next office visit. Please be aware that any emergent abnormal lab or test values will be relayed to you by your physician as soon as the results are obtained.
To obtain a refill for any medications prescribed by this clinic, please call your physician’s office directly. When calling our offices, please have your pharmacy telephone number available to provide to our staff. Please allow 24-48 hours for routine prescriptions to be filled. We also suggest calling your drugstore prior to pick-up to verify that your medication is ready.