Maternal Fetal Medicine Services

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 and neonatologists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our high-tech care includes first-trimester diagnosis, prenatal genetic counseling and testing, and the most advanced ultrasound and fetal imaging capabilities, including 4D Ultrasound technology, which gives you a detailed image of your baby’s face. Our physicians can manage a wide range of pregnancy complications, including diabetes, hypertension, Rh sensitization, vascular disease, multiple births, high blood pressure, heart, lung, and kidney problems, and premature delivery risk.

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.

UAB Obstetrics and Gynecology provides comprehensive women’s health care services in a private and personal environment, with physicians dedicated to delivering excellent care. Because our physicians are specialists in their fields, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the most advanced care available. UAB’s Gynecology program is consistently ranked among the best of its kind in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Should the need arise, UAB Obstetrics and Gynecology physicians have immediate access to specialists and subspecialists who focus on a wide range of complex conditions and treatments. From infertility and high-risk pregnancies to female incontinence and gynecologic cancers, our specialized expertise is available when you need it and is supported by some of the nation’s best medical minds. Our commitment to prompt and personalized service means decreased wait times for our patients and a seamless transition from your primary care physician to your specialist.

Care Providers


Meet the Team- Chase Cawyer, M.D., MBA
Meet the Team: Chase Cawyer, MD, MBA
Dr. Cawyer’s goal is to give patients accurate information in a caring manner, to help them better understand and cope with any anxiety and fear during pregnancy.
Meet the Team- Brian Brocato, DO
Meet the Team: Brian Brocato, DO
Dr. Brocato is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with an interest in preterm delivery, diabetes, and using ultrasound technology to diagnose conditions and evaluate patients for various procedures.
Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAB Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology at UAB Medicine

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