Minnesota Perinatal Physicians
Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, part of Allina Health, offers expert and personalized high-risk obstetrical care in the Upper Midwest. From diagnosis, treatment and pre-pregnancy to returning back home, we provide comprehensive, compassionate, seamless care for all maternal health concerns, pregnancy complications and fetal abnormalities.
Our team of experts sees patients for preconception counseling when there is a concern regarding family history, past pregnancy outcomes or potential genetic and/or medical conditions that might affect a pregnancy. We also provide care for patients at any point during a pregnancy based on concerns noted by your primary care provider/obstetric provider.
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Perinatal Care at Minnesota Perinatal Physicians
At Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, part of Allina Health, our providers are part of a nationally renowned team that includes maternal fetal medicine specialists, also known as perinatologists. These high-risk pregnancy experts specialize in the care of women whose pregnancies may be complicated by chronic or acute medical conditions or conditions affecting their baby. The team also includes advanced practice nurses, obstetrical nurses, genetic counselors, nurse care coordinators, social workers and specially trained ultrasound sonographers.
Partnering with primary care providers
Minnesota Perinatal Physicians values the role of primary care providers in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. We emphasize timely and open communication and work in collaboration with a woman and her primary care provider to develop and manage a plan of care throughout the pregnancy. View our brand promise.
Our close collaboration with maternal specialists at Allina Health and neonatal specialists at Children’s Minnesota to optimize pregnancy care, delivery and the transition from fetal to newborn care, results in some of the best outcomes in the nation for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies.
Who We Care For
We provide care for women who:
- are 35 years or older at the time of delivery
- have a disease such as cancer, cystic fibrosis or chronic kidney disease
- have a complex medical condition such as lupus, hypertension, diabetes or asthma
- have a history of surgically corrected cardiac conditions or other complex cardiac conditions
- are carrying a baby with abnormalities or syndromes
- suffered a previous pregnancy loss
- are at risk of delivering prematurely
- have a personal or family history of genetic disease
- have a multiple pregnancy, particularly higher order multiples
- have a complicated twin pregnancy, including monochorionic twins or growth restriction
- have diagnosed or suspected abnormalities of the cervix or uterus
- have been exposed to environmental toxins or potentially harmful medications during pregnancy
- have been exposed to an infectious or viral illness in pregnancy
- have medication exposure or chemical abuse concerns in pregnancy
- experienced complications with previous pregnancies
Patients are most often referred to us by primary care providers/obstetric providers or other specialists when there is a concern regarding pregnancy. Providers can complete the service request and enter an order in electronic medical records or fax a referral to our clinic.
We provide advanced services by physician-referral that include:
- consultations with primary care providers – 24 hours a day
- telephone consults and consults for inpatient transfers – 24 hours a day
- laborist services to ensure immediate bedside care 24 hours a day
- consultation before pregnancy for women who may be at risk for a complicated pregnancy
- consultation, monitoring and treatment of the mother's medical conditions or pregnancy complications
- targeted ultrasound imaging
- advanced imaging technology, including three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound, fetal echocardiography, MRI, CT scan
- expertise in diagnosis and surgical management of the morbidly adherent placenta
- antepartum testing to determine fetal well-being, including biophysical profiles and non-stress tests
- genetic counseling and testing, including prenatal screening, CVS and amniocentesis
- nurse care coordinators who assist with appointments, communicate with a multidisciplinary team and create a personalized care plan
- obstetrical home health care programs
Learn more about our specialty programs at Minnesota Perinatal Physicians.
Anticoagulant Therapy During Pregnancy
Care After Amniocentesis
Care After a Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)
Choroid Plexus Cysts
Echogenic Intracardiac Focus
Fetal Growth Restriction
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy and Your Risk for Heart Disease
Nutrition Tips to Help You Control Your Blood Glucose During Pregnancy
Prenatal Genetic Tests
Prenatal Testing Options During Your Pregnancy
Single Umbilical Artery
In collaboration with Children's Minnesota, we are part of the Midwest Fetal Care Center, the only advanced fetal care center in the Upper Midwest. For patient education materials, visit midwestfetalcarecenter.org.
Young Children. It is not recommended that you bring young children to your visits. This may prevent you and your partner from being able to fully discuss different aspects of your pregnancy. If bringing children, please have someone dedicated to stay with them during your visit.
Not feeling well? If you have a fever or known contagious illness, please call the office and talk with our nursing staff to determine if you should keep your appointment or reschedule.
Minnesota Perinatal Physicians is a hospital-based clinic, which means both a facility fee and doctor's fee may be billed for visits. If you see more than one doctor in a specialty clinic, you may receive bills from more than one practice. Upon request, we will provide you with a list of potential billing codes that may be used for your visit based on services performed. We cannot guarantee all codes will be known prior to your visit. Please contact your insurance provider to discuss coverage. Learn more at Understanding Your Insurance Coverage.