The UAB Maternal and Fetal Medicine offers comprehensive women's health care from patients
in an eight county region around Birmingham and from maternal-fetal transports from the entire
state of Alabama. The majority of women at lower risk receive prenatal
care in clinics run by the UAB Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine located
at Jefferson County Health Departments. High-risk patients are seen in the Complications Clinic.
Inpatient obstetric patients are managed at the University Hospital. The division also
collaborates in an active medical genetics unit.
High Risk Obstetrics
Prenatal care for high-risk patients is provided in the University Obstetrics Complications
Clinic. All high-risk patients from an eight county district, as well as from other
counties, are refered to the
Obstetrical Complication Clinic
The Complication Clinic manages complicated pregnancies and perform deliveries
in close proximity to the UAB Hospital's Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit (RNICU).
The clinic is equipped to manage potential complications such as:
have diabetes, high blood pressure, Rh problems, or heart, lung, kidney, and vascular
mothers at risk for premature delivery;
mothers with prior pregnancy; complications, twins or pregnancy loss;
vaginal deliveries for women who have
had caesarean section developmental defects, such as spina bifida.
Based on patient and fetus evaluation, Maternal and Fetal faculty will arrange
for patients to participate in Genetic counseling. The genetics counseling and
prenatal diagnosis are carried out in partnership with Department of Genetics.
Our physicians can manage pregnancy complications such as:
High blood pressure
Heart, lung or kidney problems
Premature delivery risk
In addition, we offer:
4D Ultrasound technology, giving you a detailed image of your baby’s face
Prenatal Genetic Counseling and Testing
Women and Infants Center1700 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35249
Telephone: (205) 934-9999
UAB Hospital1802 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Telephone: (205) 801-8225
UAB Obstetrics Special Care
1700 6th Avenue South Birmingham, AL
Telephone: (205) 934-9999
Other Maternity Service Centers
Bessemer Health Center,      (205) 497-3924
Central Health Center,
Chris McNair Health Center, (205) 715-6159
Eastern Health Center,
Morris Health Center,
Western Health Center,
UAB's team includes only board-certified maternal and fetal medicine specialists. Two specialists hold
certifications in genetics. The team also includes a personal labor nurse and three
anesthesia specialists for cesarean delivery and epidural care.
UAB offers the latest ultrasound technology.
Physician list with links to UAB profiles
Andrews, W. William, Ph.D., M.D.
Biggio, Joseph R. Jr., M.D.
Brumfield, Cynthia G., M.D., M.S.H.A.
Davis, Richard O., M.D.
Goepfert, Alice R., M.D.
Jenkins, Sheri, M.D.
Kimberlin, Debora F., M.D.
Owen, John, M.D., M.S.P.H
Tita, Alan T.N., M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D.
Fellows, Clinical Instructor
Abramovici, Adi, M.D.
Figueroa, Dana, M.D.
Mancuso, Melisa, M.D.
Wetta, Luisa, M.D.