What is a Maternal-Fetal Physician? 

A maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physician is an individual who has completed two to three years of Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship after completing four years of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training upon graduation from medical school. Fellowship training provides additional education and practical experience to gain special competence in various obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy. By virtue of this training and technical proficiency, the MFM physician provides care or consultation for both mother and baby in a high-risk pregnancy.

If your obstetrician determines that you are at risk for complications in your pregnancy, he or she may refer you to Brookwood's maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Antonio Gonzalez, M.D.