Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Comprehensive pre-natal care offering reassurance, guidance and support. Working with your obstetrician, your treatment plan is managed with compassion and devotion by a team of maternal-fetal specialists that includes expert sonographers, perinatal nurses, genetic counselors, and skilled nutritional advisors.

Services We Provide


  •  Preconception
  •  Perinatal
  • Genetic Counseling

Diagnostic evaluations

  • First trimester screening, which has a detection rate of 91% of Down’s syndrome pregnancies at a 5% false positive rate, and a detection rate of 98%
  • Genetic ultrasound
  • Doppler velocimetry
  • Biophysical profiles
  • Nonstress testing
  • Amniocentesis
  • Ultrasound 3D and 4D capabilities
  • CVS

Genetic testing/counseling

Education and support services

Management of medical conditions, such as:

  • Preterm labor
  • Preeclampsia (toxemia)
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Multiple gestation
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious diseases
  • Diabetes and other endocrine disorders
  • Kidney or gastrointestinal disease

Recommendations for fetal surgery and treatment when and if necessary

Maternal-Fetal Transport Program

Down Syndrome

Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades is the first hospital in the area to offer contingency screening for Down Syndrome. This method for combining first and second trimester Down Syndrome results offers high detection rates with lower false positive rates than traditional screens. Most women receive their results after the first trimester screen, with only a small percentage of women requiring additional testing.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Providing women with expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system.

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Maternity Care

The Maternity Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is recognized as our area's finest in providing high-quality, personalized care.

Calming and Comforting Amenities

New Parent Education

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center offers a wide variety of classes for the whole family, before and after your birth, to help you welcome your new baby.

Family Support

Women’s Health

We’re uniquely prepared to provide exceptional care to you, your mother, your sisters, your daughters and your friends.

A Full Range of Services