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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Genetics
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Gary Kleinman specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Dr. Kleinman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinman takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Ultrasound, Multiple Pregnancy, Genetic Disorders, Genetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 226 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Steven Laifer practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Laifer is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Laifer is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Heather Lipkind's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Lipkind studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lipkind's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, High Risk Pregnancy

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stiller works as a perinatologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Stiller trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stiller's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Prenatal Diagnosis

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Park Avenue Perinatal Specialists; 267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Gina Dunston-Boone's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. She practices in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Dunston-Boone completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Ultrasound, High Risk Pregnancy, Preconception Counseling, Amniocentesis

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What is Maternal and Fetal Medicine?

Maternal and fetal medicine is also sometimes called high-risk obstetrics or perinatology. All of these names refer to the specialty of medicine devoted to caring for pregnant women and their unborn babies during a pregnancy where there are complications. The goal of this specialty is to reduce stress for the mother and to increase the chances of safely delivering a healthy baby.

In most cases, pregnancy takes place without any problems. There are a few cases, however, where health problems require extra monitoring, testing, and more training than a regular ob/gyn might have. These specialized ob/gyns are perinatologists.

There are many different issues that might cause a patient to be referred to a maternal and fetal medicine specialist. Some of the issues include:
  • Advanced maternal age (over 35)
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Premature rupture of membranes, or “water breaking” too early
  • Congenital disorders that may impact birth
  • Multiples (twins, triplets, or higher)
  • Health issues in the mother, including chronic illness (diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, etc.) and infectious disease (hepatitis, HIV)

Services offered by maternal and fetal medicine specialists vary depending on the nature of the concern, but they may include prenatal testing, ultrasound, or diagnostic screening. It is common for a patient to see a perinatologist several times during their pregnancy but for their own obstetrician to deliver the baby. Perinatologists typically do not deliver babies, although they are available for consult if needed.
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