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Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)

Dr. Thigpen caring for a new mother

Maternal fetal medicine (MFM) is a rapidly evolving medical field which concerns the health of fetuses and pregnant women. Specialists in the field are obstetrician-gynecologists who focus on the assessment and management of high-risk pregnancies.

If you have been referred to Cook Children's program, chances are, you are scared and worried about your baby or babies. Let us assure you, we're here for you. Our team, led by Brad Thigpen, D.O. board certified in Maternal Fetal Medicine, promises to take the best possible care of you and your baby.

Quality maternal care, closer to home

High-quality care for at-risk pregnant women in West Texas is now available at Cook Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine 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. And because we're Cook Children's, you and your baby will have direct access to more than 30 specialties and subspecialties and the only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the area with all-single rooms, meaning that if the need arises, you can stay with your baby 24/7.

If your baby needs to be followed by a specialist after delivery, you can receive care closer to home at our multi-specialty clinic in Abilene. Our team will work together with the specialists at Cook Children's to bundle your specialist appointments, meaning less time traveling and more time spent with your family.