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We found 2 perinatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near League City, TX.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology)
251 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 300A
Webster, TX
(281) 338-7693

Dr. Thomas Rowe works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Webster, TX. Dr. Rowe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Neonatology
251 Medical Center; Suite 300 A
Webster, TX
(281) 338-7693

Dr. Linda Goodrum's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and neonatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Goodrum is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goodrum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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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.