Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Healthcare for Two

Preconception to postpartum, maternal-fetal medicine (or perinatology) offers the highest level of care for women and their babies in high-risk situations. We provide prenatal diagnoses and services to families with babies who have risk factors for genetic, growth, and structural differences. Working alongside your primary care doctor whenever possible—as well as neonatologists, geneticists, cardiologists, and others—we’re in service of helping you safely welcome your highly anticipated arrival.

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North Memorial Health Advantage

  • Our team consists of board-certified maternal-fetal physicians, registered diagnostic medical sonographers, board-certified genetics counselors, and specially trained registered nurses.
  • We are accredited by the Ultrasound Practice Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and we use the best 4D ultrasound machines.
  • Our physicians and staff provide medical consultation, counseling and education, diagnostic testing, and procedural techniques tailored to support you.
  • Our physicians are available for phone consultations, and we see patients emergently when requested by your care provider.
  • We offer preconception consultations for patients who are considering pregnancy but have concerns due to preexisting medical, obstetrical, or genetic health concerns.

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  • We partner with your referring physician and work to continue your obstetric care with them whenever possible. We also coordinate care with neonatal experts when needed.

Care Team

Our highly trained experts empower you with the knowledge and the support you need to get the healthcare you want.

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Patricia Heywood

Patricia Heywood, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
I believe in treating patients the way I would treat my own family and friends.
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Jessica Bucher

Jessica Bucher, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor
You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, you'll win always.
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Alysia Bemus Spear, MS, LGC

Genetic Counselor
I believe my patients need access to the most updated genetic information to be the most informed as they grow their family.
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Shantel Quinn

Shantel Quinn, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Lauren Fleddermann, LGC

Genetic Counselor
I provide patients with the medical information necessary to make an informed decision in line with their personal and cultural beliefs.
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