Obstetrics & Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) physicians are board certified medical professionals who specialize in a broad range of obstetric care, including the sub-specialty of maternal-fetal medicine (high risk ob care).
Obstetric care is available at the following clinics and locations
You may see one of our obstetric physicians for maternity care at any stage of your pregnancy at Hennepin Healthcare’s Ob/Gyn clinic and several community clinic locations.
During and beyond your childbearing years, this physician specialty group offers an ongoing relationship for well woman care. Specialty gynecologic (gyn) services include surgical services, adolescent gynecology, Urogynecology and acupuncture for pelvic pain and menopause-related symptoms.
OB Testing Unit is AIUM Accredited!
The OB Testing Unit (OBTU) is accredited by the American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) and has been for over ten years. The OBTU is accredited in first, second, and third trimester ultrasounds along with detailed fetal anatomic ultrasounds.
OB Testing Unit
Since 1984, Hennepin Healthcare’s Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine has been providing high-risk pregnancy care for women in the five-state region. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services and medical care for a full range of fetal abnormalities, maternal health concerns and complications of pregnancy.
Patients must be referred by their obstetrician or primary care provider.
We collaborate with the HCMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This leads to excellent care for high-risk obstetric patients and premature or sick newborns.
Our staff members include board-certified maternal-fetal obstetricians, obstetrical nurses, genetic counselors and specially trained ultrasound sonographers.
We can help to manage or reduce possible complications for women who:
- are 35 years or older at the time of delivery
- have a disease such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma or lupus
- are carrying a baby with medical or physical abnormalities
- have suffered a previous pregnancy loss
- are at risk of delivering prematurely
- have been exposed to environmental toxins or potentially harmful medicines during pregnancy
- have a family history of genetic disease
- have a multiple pregnancy
- have a drug addiction
- have experienced problems with previous pregnancies.
- American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) certification in obstetric ultrasound
- Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) program credentialing for sonographers and physicians
- consultation before pregnancy for women who have experienced a previous high-risk pregnancy or have an existing condition that may put them at risk for a complicated pregnancy
- consultation, monitoring and treatment of the mother's medical conditions or pregnancy complications
- detailed ultrasound
- advanced imaging technology, including three-dimensional (3D/4D) ultrasound
- other antepartum tests to determine fetal well-being, such as non-stress tests and biophysical profiles
- genetic testing and counseling, including 1st trimester screening
- referral to obstetrical home health care programs for women who have diabetes, hypertension and hyperemesis