Maternal Fetal Medicine
Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Maternal and Fetal Care program provides
state- of-the-art care for women with high-risk pregnancies. The team
of maternal-fetal medicine specialists, sonographers and nurses are at
the cutting edge of clinical management in high-risk pregnancies. Our
partner physicians, from Carolinas Medical Center Women’s Institute
of Charlotte, are specially trained to perform detailed level II ultrasound,
fetal echocardiography and diagnostic tests such as chorionic villus sampling,
amniocentesis and fetal blood sampling. They perform ultrasound- guided
in-utero blood transfusions and other in-utero procedures if necessary.
Women with a history of a complicated pregnancy or women who are currently
experiencing medical complications in pregnancy can receive ongoing care
and management through our program. Women with a family history of genetic
disorders or risk factors for birth defects have access to an experienced
team of genetic counselors who provide and coordinate care with our team
of maternal-fetal medicine sub-specialists. Our staff will work closely
with your physician to monitor your health and the health of your baby.
We are available for consultation if you or your physician have questions
regarding how best to care for you during your pregnancy. Another way
we provide safe care close to home.
Available services* in Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Maternal and
Fetal Care program include:
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Genetic Counseling
- Prenatal Screening & Diagnosis (including amniocentesis)
- Highrisk Ultrasounds
- Fetal Therapy
Some services may require a referral to the Charlotte offices. Please call
828.326.3125 for appointments and information.
Rebecca Pollack, M.D. CMC
Heather Mertz, M.D. CMC
Patients can access the Center for Women and Children and the Maternal
Fetal Medicine program by entering the Patient Pavilion entrance. Maternal
Fetal Medicine is located on the Lower Level of the Pavilion. Follow signs
to Pavilion parking.
Click here for a campus map.