UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine

OB/GYN Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Data Analysis

Normal Obstetrics

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 (OBCC).
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:
  • mothers who have diabetes, high blood pressure, Rh problems, or heart, lung, kidney, and vascular diseases;
  • 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.

    Genetic Disorders
    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 Services

    Our physicians can manage pregnancy complications such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Rh sensitization
  • Vascular disease
  • Multiple births
  • 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

    Our Locations
    Women and Infants Center
    1700 6th Ave South
    Birmingham, AL 35249
    Telephone: (205) 934-9999

    UAB Hospital
    1802 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,                  (205) 930-1093
    Chris McNair Health Center,      (205) 715-6159
    Eastern Health Center,               (205) 510-3406
    Morris Health Center,                  (205) 933-4233
    Western Health Center,              (205) 731-7138

    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.
    Additional Services: 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.