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

Dr. Steven Laifer is a physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Laifer attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laifer accepts. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laifer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: High Risk Pregnancy

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

Dr. Gary Kleinman practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and genetics. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinman takes. Dr. Kleinman graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleinman completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kleinman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Heather Lipkind is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Dr. Lipkind's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipkind takes. She is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Stiller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunston-Boone honors. Dr. Dunston-Boone has an open panel. Dr. Dunston-Boone studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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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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