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Center for maternal and fetal care

Our perinatologist provides attentive prenatal care for women with high-risk pregnancies. We do everything we can to ensure you and your baby are safe and well.

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About HCA Florida North Florida Maternal Fetal Care - Gainesville

We are highly experienced and fully equipped to monitor and treat high-risk pregnancies and associated issues before, during and after birth.

High-risk pregnancy conditions we treat

Our experienced perinatologist, Kathryn Patrick, MD, FACOG, specializes in the management of maternal medical complications of pregnancy and ultrasonographic prenatal diagnosis. Together with our team, she hopes to help ease your concerns by offering you access to the specialized prenatal care you and your baby need for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Many factors are taken into consideration when determining whether a pregnancy is high-risk or not. Some of the conditions or characteristics that can influence this determination include:

  • Advanced maternity needs for mothers age 35 and older
  • Birth or genetic defects in the fetus
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Gestational hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • Pre-existing health conditions, such as Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Preeclampsia and eclampsia
  • Previous premature births

Perinatology services we offer

We provide the full spectrum of services, starting before conception, through pregnancy and childbirth, and beyond. Our capabilities include:

  • Abnormal prenatal screening tests
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Childbirth and delivery
  • Cordocentesis
  • Family planning
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Prenatal care
  • Ultrasounds

We are currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call (352) 224-1840.


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