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Advanced Options for Complex Pregnancies

We know that pregnancy involves caring for two patients–mother and baby. In high-risk cases where the baby has a birth defect, the mother may need specialized adult care while the fetus requires a pediatric focus.

The Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics, part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, is dedicated to helping pregnant women and their families after a significant birth defect or genetic condition has been detected. The term “prenatal pediatrics” illustrates the principle that caring for babies with abnormalities starts before birth and continues into childhood with neonatal and long-term pediatric follow-up.

We are proud to be part of this groundbreaking collaborative effort in the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics, setting new standards of care and support for pregnant women and their families.

Russell Miller, MD
Medical Director, the Carmen and John Thain Center for Prenatal Pediatrics