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High-quality care for at-risk pregnant women in West Texas is now available at Cook Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) center in Abilene.

We have more than 20 years of experience specializing in the care and treatment of women whose pregnancies are considered high-risk because of existing conditions, family history of genetic diseases, twin, triplet, quadruplet or more pregancies, or previous complications during pregnancy. Our highly specialized team has the training and expertise to provide the very best care for mom and baby to ensure the safest possible delivery.

Upon your first visit, if a fetal anomaly is discovered, we will come up with a plan to determine exactly the right care for mom and baby. That may include coordinating care with the delivery hospital, any necessary specialists and (if their presence is necessary during birth) an MFM who delivers babies.

Who should see an MFM?

Cook Children's MFM team sees expectant moms if they're at risk for pregnancy-related complications including:

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Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between a regular obstetrician and an MFM?

An MFM is an obstetrician who has received three additional years of specialized training on the assessment and management of high–risk pregnancies.

Will I continue to see my OB and my MFM?

Yes, your OB and MFM work together to coordinate care for fetuses and women throughout the pregnancy.

Do MFMs deliver?

Dr. Thigpen is a consult only MFM and does not handle deliveries. He will coordinate with your OB or an MFM that delivers concerning labor and delivery.

How do I know if I need to see an MFM? Who will refer me?

You should see an MFM if the fetus is at risk, or if you are at risk for pregnancy-related complications or have specialized medical concerns. Pregnant women with such risks will be refereed to an MFM by the OB.

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If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 325-690-6680.

Contact us at 325-690-6680